About Us

About MSNT (Our History)

Malaysian Society for Non-Destructive Testing (MSNT) was a product of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Technical Cooperation (TC) project that was participated by Malaysia in early 1980. One of the objectives of this project was for each Regional Cooperative Agreement (RCA) member states to establish its own NDT Society, used by a member of the NDT community as a platform to explore and maximize the benefit of NDT technology in their respective countries. Championed by the Malaysian Nuclear Agency (formerly known as PUSPATI) and with the assistance of an IAEA expert, Mr Norman Harding of Canadian Institute for NDE (CINDE), the Society was established, registered with the National Registrar of Society (ROS) and formally approved on 21st December 1989. Under the leadership of its first President, Tan Sri Ahmad Tajuddin Ali, MSNT has slowly and steadily established itself as a very important entity that contributed significantly to determining the future of this technology in Malaysia. The presence of its representatives in some important National level committees allowed the Society to integrate its need and view into various policies that are developed for the nation’s progress. MSNT is a member of both the Asia Pacific Federation for Non Destructive Testing (APFNDT) and the International Committee for Non-Destructive Testing (ICNDT). The Society is also an ICNDT Multilateral Agreement on Recognition (MRA) of the NDT Personnel Certification signatory. MSNT has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Australian Institute for Non-Destructive Testing (AINDT), The Korean Society for Nondestructive Testing (KSNT), and Non-Destructive Testing Society (Singapore) (NDTSS) in 2014, 2015, and 2017, respectively.