- Annual Report and Accounts:Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society Persatuan Asia Diraja Bahagian Malaysia
For the Period 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012
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 131st Annual General Meeting was held on 23 June 2012 at Badan Warisan Malaysia, 2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur. Dr. Cheah Boon Kheng, the Vice President of the Society, presided at the meeting and 20 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. Joseph Fernando||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 2012. Messrs Moores Rowland were re-appointed the Society's Accountants.
Meetings of the Council
The Council met on four occasions during the year:
a. On 31 March 2012 at Badan Warisan Malaysia, 2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur
b. On 23 June 2012 at Badan Warisan Malaysia, 2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur
c. On 6 October 2012 at the Asia Research Institute, Bukit Timah Campus, National University of Singapore
d. On 8 December 2012 at Radisson Hotel, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.
Government Subventions to Mbras for the Year 2012
|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 (1.1.2012 – 31.12.2012)|
|Journals||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 (1.1.2012–31.12.2012)|
|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 (1.7.2012–31.12.2012)|
|Sejarah Melayu (box set)||9 copies|
a. Talk by Dr. John Robertson entitled "The Battle of Penang" at Badan Warisan Malaysia on 31 March 2012.
b. Talk by Dato' Dr. Muthiah Alagappa entitled "Nation Making in Asia: From Ethnic to Civic Nations?" at Badan Warisan Malaysia on 23 June 2012. [End Page 116]
c. Talk by John van Wyhe entitled "Wallace in Singapore" at Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, Bukit Timah Campus on 6 October 2012.
d. Talk by Yang Berhormat, Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Wijaya Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Begawan Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Seri Paduka Haji Umar entitled "MIB" at the Radisson Hotel, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam.
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 31.12.2012 was 709.
The total number under different categories on that date was: