- Annual Report and Accounts:Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society Persatuan Asia Diraja Bahagian Malaysia
For the Period 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2011
Duli Yang Maha Mulia Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Alhaj, Sultan Selangor, D.Y.T.M. Paduka Seri Pengiran Perdana Wazir Sahibul Himmah Wal-Waqar Pengiran Muda Mohamed Bolkiah, and Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
Annual General Meeting
The 130th Annual General Meeting was held on 25 June 2011 at Badan Warisan Malaysia, 2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur. Y.Bhg. Tun Mohammed Hanif bin Omar, the President of the Society, presided at the meeting and 21 members of the Society were present.
Election of Members of the Council
The following members of the Society, having been nominated under Rule 21, were elected to the Council.
|Tun Mohammed Hanif bin Omar||re-elected|
|P.M. Dato Shariffuddin||re-elected|
|Dr. Cheah Boon Kheng||re-elected|
|Tengku Mohd. Fauzi bin Tengku Abd. Hamid||re-elected|
|Prof. Dr. Tan Tai Yong||re-elected|
|Dato' Dr. Mohd. Noordin Keling||re-elected|
|Miss Patricia Regis||re-elected|
|Datin Dr Kobkua Suwannathat-Pian||re-elected|
|Dato' R. R. Sethu||re-elected|
|Dr. Badriyah bte Haji Salleh||re-elected|
|Dr. Paul H. Kratoska||re-elected|
|Dr. Loh Wei Leng||re-elected|
|Prof. Madya Datu Hj. Sanib Said||re-elected|
|Dr. Ahmat bin Adam||re-elected|
|Dr. Neil Khor Jin Keong||re-elected|
|Dato' H. S. Barlow||re-elected|
|Dr. Cheah Boon Kheng||re-elected|
|Hon. Review Editor:|
|Dr. Kobkua Suwannathat-Pian||re-elected|
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Gomez & Co. were re-appointed Auditors for the year 2011. Messrs Mazers were re-appointed the Society's Accountants.
Meetings of the Council
The Council met on four occasions during the year:
a. On 25 March 2011 at Badan Warisan Malaysia, 2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur
b. On 25 June 2011 at Badan Warisan Malaysia, 2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur
c. On 8 October 2011 at the Asia Research Institute, Bukit Timah Campus, National University of Singapore
d. On 3 December 2011 at Badan Warisan Malaysia, 2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur.
Government Subventions to Mbras for the Year 2011
|Malaysia (Kementerian Pelajaran)||- -|
|Singapore||- S$1,600 (RM3,883)|
|Negara Brunei Darussalam||- RM3,000|
Sales of Publications
The total sales of MBRAS publications during the period under review were as follows:
a. Sales through the Society's office (1.1.2011 - 31.12.2011)
Monographs 270 copies Reprints 155 copies Journals (standing orders) 398 copies + 126 copies Sejarah Melayu (box set) s/c 17 sets Other miscellaneous publications 12 copies Old photographs of Malaya & Singapore 4 copies Old journals 17 copies JPEG pdf (SB/JMBRAS) 1,421 pages (pdf printing)
b. Sales through the Society's Agent - IBS Buku, PJ (1.1.2011-31.12.2011)
Monographs 277 copies Reprints 239 copies Journals (back issues) 187 copies Sejarah Melayu (box set) s/c 35 sets Other miscellaneous publications 2 copies Old photographs of Malaya & Singapore 3 copies
c. APD Singapore - New Agent (1.7.2011-31.12.2011)
Monographs 24 copies Reprints 32 copies Sejarah Melayu (box set) 9 copies
a. Talk by Dr. Mulaikha Hijjas entitled "Reading against the Grain in the Malay Manuscript Tradition" at Badan Warisan Malaysia on 25 March 2011.
b. Talk by Mr. Johan Nicholson entitled "Imperial Rivalry in 1930s Aviation" at Badan Warisan Malaysia on 25 June 2011. [End Page 130]
c. Talk by Dr. Sandra Khor Manickam entitled "A Russian in Malaya: Nikolai Miklouho-Maday's Malaya Expeditions" (November 1874-October 1875) at Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, Bukit Timah Campus on 8 October 2011.
The number of new applications received and approved by the Council during the period of this report was 26. The total number of members of the Society on 31.12.2011 was 709.
The total number under different categories on that date was: