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  • 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
Hon. Secretary:
    Dr. Neil Khor Jin Keong re-elected
Hon. Treasurer:
    Dato' H. S. Barlow re-elected
Hon. Editor:
    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:

  1. a. On 25 March 2011 at Badan Warisan Malaysia, 2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur

  2. b. On 25 June 2011 at Badan Warisan Malaysia, 2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur

  3. c. On 8 October 2011 at the Asia Research Institute, Bukit Timah Campus, National University of Singapore

  4. 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) - -
Sabah - RM2,500
Sarawak - RM2,000
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:

  1. 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)
  2. 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
  3. c. APD Singapore - New Agent (1.7.2011-31.12.2011)

    Monographs 24 copies
    Reprints 32 copies
    Sejarah Melayu (box set) 9 copies


  1. a. Talk by Dr. Mulaikha Hijjas entitled "Reading against the Grain in the Malay Manuscript Tradition" at Badan Warisan Malaysia on 25 March 2011.

  2. b. Talk by Mr. Johan Nicholson entitled "Imperial Rivalry in 1930s Aviation" at Badan Warisan Malaysia on 25 June 2011. [End Page 130]

  3. 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:

Honorary Ordinary Institutional Life Total
Malaysia 1 392 34 40 467
Singapore 1 36 5 12 54
Brunei Darussalam 7 4 3 14
United Kingdom 2 30 4 6 42
Australia 37 3...


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