Persatuan Perlindungan Sinaran Malaysia
(Malaysian Radiation Protection Association) –
MARPA is a non-governmental organization that
was established on 15 September 2002. It
represents a pool of professionals of highest
skill in radiation protection and safety.
MARPA can be considered a national asset and a
resource for experts and specialists in
radiation protection and safety.
MARPA aiming at advancing scientific and
technical knowledge and skill in the field of
radiation through education, research and the
compilation and dissemination of relevant
information useful to members and beneficial to
the general public.
establishment of MARPA also is intentionally to
establish linkage with other technical, safety
and scientific organization in dissemination and
exchange of information in enhancing the
promotion of the advancement and recognition of
radiation safety practice in Malaysia.
The idea to form MARPA was first muted in the
Second RPO Conferences back in 1997. Since then
a protem committee has formed to materialise
this idea. Discussions were held from year to
year to garner support of the would-be members.
Eventually, on 19 Jun 2002, the registration of
MARPA was successfully approved by the
Department of Registrar and at the Fifth RPO
Conferences held in Kuching on 15 September
2002, the first AGM of MARPA was carried out and
the First Members of the Council/Board were
In 2006, the International Radiation Protection
Association(IRPA) has agreed to admit the MARPA
as their associate societies. MARPA also has
been accepted as the member of the Asian and
Oceanic Association of Radiation Protection (AOARP).