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Categories of Membership

  1. Membership of the Association shall be divided into three (3) categories:
    • Life Member;
    • Ordinary Member; and
    • Associate Life Member.
  2. Subject to having fulfilled all the requirements stipulated in Article 6 herein, any applicant whose application for admission in accordance with Article 7 herein has been duly approved by the National Council (hereinafter referred to as “National Council”), shall become a Life Member (hereinafter referred to as “Life Member”) after settling the admission fee stipulated under Article 8.1 herein.
  3. Subject to having fulfilled all the requirements stipulated in Article 6 herein, any applicant whose application for admission in accordance with Article 7 herein has been duly approved by the National Council, shall become an Ordinary Member (hereinafter referred to as “Ordinary Member” after settling the admission fee stipulated under Article 8.2 herein.
  4. Subject to having fulfilled some of the requisite requirements stipulated in Article 6 herein, any applicant who is willing to abide by this Constitution as amended from time to time and agrees and undertakes to observe all the rules, regulations, by-laws and conditions made hereunder and all resolutions and decisions made by the National General Assembly (hereinafter referred to as “National General Assembly”), National Council and or other competent authorities of the Association, and whose application for admission in accordance with Article 7 herein has been duly approved by the National Council, shall become an Associate Life Member (hereinafter referred to as “Associate Life Member”) after settling the admission fee stipulated under Article 8.1 herein.
  5. Save and except the difference in the admission fee and annual subscription fee payable, all life members and ordinary members shall enjoy the same privileges and bear the same obligations as stipulated under Article 9 herein.

Membership Eligibility

Any registered trade associations, corporations or firms (which expression wherever appearing in this Constitution shall include sole-proprietorships and partnerships) having been duly registered under the relevant law of Malaysia; or any individual having attained the age of twenty-one (21) years who is or was registered as a member of a professional body regulated by legislation in Malaysia and has not been struck off the register or suspended from practice of that professional body for any period of time; and are engaging or intend to engage himself in commercial activities or professional services between Malaysia and China and are willing to abide by the Constitution of the Association as amended from time to time and agrees and undertakes to observe all the rules, regulations, by- laws and conditions made hereunder and all resolutions and decisions made by the National General Assembly, National Council and or other competent authorities of the Association shall be eligible to apply to become a member;

PROVIDED THAT notwithstanding the aforesaid, the National Council may if deem fit, admit such registered trade associations, corporations, firms or individuals which do not fulfill all of the above stated qualifications as Associate Life Members in accordance with Articles 5(4).

Application of Membership

  1. Any applicant desirous of being admitted as a member of the Association shall complete the prescribed application form duly supported by a nominator and a seconder and submit the same to the secretariat of the Association (hereinafter referred to as “the Secretariat”) for consideration by the National Council.
  2. The Secretariat of the Association shall cause the relevant application to be posted on the notice board of the Association for not less than ten (10) clear days. Any existing member who wishes to object to the said application shall do so by submitting a notice in writing to the Secretary General setting out the grounds thereof within the aforesaid period.
  3. An applicant shall become a member of the Association only upon approval by the National Council of his application and upon payment of the relevant entrance fee and annual subscription or the lump sum subscription as provided under Article 8 hereof to the Chamber.
  4. The National Council shall have absolute discretion in rejecting any membership application and shall not be required to assign any reason thereto.
  5. In the case where the applicant is a trade association, a corporation or a firm, the applicant shall nominate a person in the application form to be its authorized representative; Provided that the representative shall be:-

    in the case of a trade association, an office bearer; in the case of a corporation, either a shareholder, director or executive; in the case of a partnership, a partner; or the sole proprietor of a sole proprietorship.

Admission Fees and Annual Subscriptions

The admission fees and annual subscriptions are as follow:

  1. Life Member and Associate Life Member
    The admission fee for a Life Member or an Associate Life Member shall be Ringgit Malaysia Three Thousand (RM3,000-00) (excluding government tax). No annual subscription is payable by a Life Member or an Associate Life Member.
  2. Ordinary Member
    The admission fee for an Ordinary Member shall be Ringgit Malaysia Five Hundred (RM500-00) (excluding government tax) and an annual subscription of Ringgit Malaysia Five Hundred (RM500-00) (excluding government tax) shall also be payable on or before the 1st day of April each year. For purpose of this provision, any part of a year shall be deemed as a membership year.
  3. Special Subscription
    The Association may resolve at a national general assembly to solicit for special subscriptions for a specific course from the members from time to time.
  4. The National Council subject to Article 73 may amend the amount of admission fees and annual subscription fees payable under this article for the various categories of members,

    Provided that the Association shall notify the Registrar of Societies of the changes within fourteen (14) days from the date of such amendments.