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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 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
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 2012. Messrs Moores Rowland were re-appointed the Society's Accountants.

Meetings of the Council

The Council met on four occasions during the year:

  1. a. On 31 March 2012 at Badan Warisan Malaysia, 2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur

  2. b. On 23 June 2012 at Badan Warisan Malaysia, 2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur

  3. c. On 6 October 2012 at the Asia Research Institute, Bukit Timah Campus, National University of Singapore

  4. d. On 8 December 2012 at Radisson Hotel, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.

Government Subventions to Mbras for the Year 2012

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:

a)    Sales through the Society's office (1.1.2012 – 31.12.2012)
Monographs 270 copies
Reprints 155 copies
Journals 398 copies + 126 copies
(standing orders)
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)
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 (1.7.2012–31.12.2012)
Monographs 24 copies
Reprints 32 copies
Sejarah Melayu (box set) 9 copies


  1. a. Talk by Dr. John Robertson entitled "The Battle of Penang" at Badan Warisan Malaysia on 31 March 2012.

  2. 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]

  3. 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.

  4. 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:

Honorary Ordinary Institutional Life Total
Malaysia 1 392 34 40...


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