- Annual Report and AccountsMalaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society Persatuan Asia Diraja Bahagian Malaysia
For the Period 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2013
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 132nd Annual General Meeting was held on 22 June 2013 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|
|Miss Patricia Regis||re-elected|
|Datin Dr Kobkua Suwannathat-Pian||re-elected|
|Dato’ R. R. Sethu||re-elected|
|Dr. Paul H. Kratoska||re-elected|
|Dr. Loh Wei Leng||re-elected|
|Prof. Emeritus Dr Ahmat Adam||elected|
|Prof. Dato’ Abu Talib bin Ahmad||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 2013. Messrs Mazars were re-appointed the Society’s accountants.
MEETINGS OF THE COUNCIL
The Council met on four occasions during the year:
(a). On 30 March 2013 at Badan Warisan Malaysia, 2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur
(b). On 22 June 2013 at Badan Warisan Malaysia, 2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur
(c). On 12 October 2013 at the Asia Research Institute, Bukit Timah Campus, National University of Singapore
(d). On 14 December 2013 at Badan Warisan Malaysia, 2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur
GOVERNMENT SUBVENTIONS TO MBRAS FOR THE YEAR 2013
|Brunei Darussalam||– RM3,000.00|
SALES OF PUBLICATIONS
The total sales of MBRAS publications during the period under review were as follows:
|a) Sales through the Society’s office (1.1.2013 – 31.12.2013)|
|Sejarah Melayu (box set) s/c||8 sets|
|Other miscellaneous publications||4 copies|
|Old photographs of Malaya & Singapore||1 copy|
|Old journals||131 copies|
|b) Sales through the Society’s Agent – IBS Buku, PJ (1.1.2013–31.12.2013)|
|Journals (back issues)||163 copies|
|Sejarah Melayu (box set) s/c||62 sets|
|Other miscellaneous publications||2 copies|
|Old photographs of Malaya & Singapore||8 copies|
a. Talk by Mr. Marcus Langdon entitled “Napoleon Comes to Penang” at Badan Warisan Malaysia on 30 March 2013.
b. Talk by YM Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah entitled “Malaysia and the Non-Fulfilment of the 20 and 18 Points Agreements with Sabah and Sarawak” at Royal Selangor Club Annexe, Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur on 25 September 2013.
c. Talk by Professsor Wang Gungwu entitled “Malaya and the New Paths to Nationhood” at Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, Bukit Timah Campus on 12 October 2013.
d. Talk by Dr. Neil Khor Jin Keong entitled “The Malaysian Generation: Making Sense of 50 Years of Heritage” at Badan Warisan Malaysia, 2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur on 14 December 2013. [End Page 122]
The number of new applications received and approved by the Council during the period of this report was 45. The total number of members of the Society on 31.12.2013 was 469.
The total number under different categories on that date was:
|USA and Canada||–||7||31||4||42|
PAYMENT OF SUBSCRIPTIONS IN LOCAL CURRENCY