- Annual Report and Accounts
Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society Persatuan Asia Diraja Bahagian Malaysia
Annual Report For the Period 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2009
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 128th Annual General Meeting was held on 28 June 2009 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 16 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|
|Datin Noor Azlina Yunus||re-elected|
|Dr Badriyah bte Haji Salleh||re-elected|
|Dr Paul H. Kratoska||elected|
|Datuk Haji Burhanuddin bin Ahmad Tajudin||re-elected (deceased 16 Sept 2009)|
|Dato' H. S. Barlow||re-elected|
|Asst. Hon. Secretary:|
|Mr Woo Kum Wah (Note 1)||re-elected|
|Dr Cheah Boon Kheng||re-elected|
|Hon. Review Editor:|
|Dr. Neil Khor Jin Keong (Note 2)||elected|
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Gomez & Co. were re-appointed Auditors for the year 2009. Messrs Mazars, formerly Moores Rowland were re-appointed the Society's Accountants.
Note 1. Resigned on January 2010 on his employment in the Society's office.
Note 2. Dr. Neil Khor was appointed Honorary Secretary to succeed Datuk Haji Burhanuddin on 19 December 2009.
It is with greatest regret that we report the demise of Datuk Haji Burhanuddin. He had served with distinction on the Council of the society since 1993/1994 as Honorary Secretary. We extend our condolences to his family.
At the last AGM Datin Patricia Lim Pui Huen stood down from Council, having served as Honorary Review Editor and Vice-President since the early 1980s. We place on record our warmest appreciation to her for her long service.
Meetings of the Council
The Council met on four occasions during the year:
a. On 28 March 2009 at Badan Warisan Malaysia, 2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur
b. On 20 June 2009 at Badan Warisan Malaysia, 2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur
c. On 29 September 2009 at the Asia Research Institute, Bukit Timah Campus, National University of Singapore
d. On 19 December 2009 at Badan Warisan Malaysia, 2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur
Government Subventions to MBRAS for the Year 2009
|Malaysia (Kementerian Pelajaran)||– RM20,000|
|Sabah||– RM 2,500|
|Sarawak||– RM 1,000|
|Singapore (S$1,600)||– RM 3,673|
|Negara Brunei Darussalam||– RM 3,000|
Sales of Publications
The total sales of MBRAS publications during the period under review were as follows:
|a) Sales through the Society's office (1.1.2009 – 31.12.2009)|
|Journals (back issues)||134 copies|
|Sejarah Melayu (Trilogy)||26 sets|
|Other miscellaneous publications||14 copies|
|b) Sales through the Society's Agent – IBS Buku, PJ (1.1.2009 – 31.12.2009)|
|Journals (back issues)||162 copies|
|Sejarah Melayu (Trilogy)||107 sets|
|Other miscellaneous publications||2 copies|
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a. Talk by Dato' Dr. Shaharil Talib entitled "An Imagined History: Reconstructing the Baru Puteh Judgement" at Badan Warisan Malaysia on 20 June 2009.
b. Talk by Dr. Chua Ai Lin entitled "Our Modern Age: An Anglophone Asians and Popular Culture in 1930s Singapore" at the ARI Seminar Room, Bukit Timah Campus, National University of Singapore on 26 September 2009.
The number of new applications received and approved by the Council during the period of this report was 33. The total number of members of the Society on 31.12.2009 was 750.