Greetings from IACS
I hope all of you are doing well, staying safe and healthy during these challenging times.
I am glad to inform that the Minister had approved IACS application to amend its Constitution on 22nd February 2022. With this approval, IACS can admit individuals who have retired as practising company secretaries or other Professional Bodies as an Associate Member and we hope to broaden our membership base with this initiative. We are also looking into other appropriate measures to increase our membership base.
For this year, IACS had successfully conducted a total of ten (10) Zoom webinars up to April 2022. We had tried to conduct physical seminars to reach out to our members, however, our effort was hampered by the massive flood and surged in Covid-19 cases in the 1st quarter of the year. Nevertheless, we will strive to organise more physical seminars in order to be physically in touch with our members and we do hope to receive support from our members.
Apart from the above, I am pleased to inform that IACS had increased the reward for our Member-Get-Member programme from RM50.00 to RM100.00. Members who introduce prospective members to IACS will be rewarded with up to RM100.00 IACS Training Discount Voucher. This is one of the ways the Institute extends more benefits and rewards our loyal members.
As added benefit for our members, the publications titled "Tax Appeals in Malaysia : Law and Procedure” and "Essential Company Law in Malaysia: Navigating the Companies Act 2016” are still available for sale at a discounted price and for those interested to purchase these books, kindly contact our office at 03-40513787 to obtain the Order Form.
Our next annual general meeting (AGM) is tentatively scheduled on 18th June 2022 in Kuala Lumpur. I earnestly encourage all members to take part in this AGM as this is your platform to get updates on the latest secretarial practices as well as exercising your privilege to vote. The Council is also inviting nomination from members in the Northern, Southern, East Coast and Sarawak regions to serve in the Council of IACS. If you would like to nominate any member, please complete the nomination form which will be distributed together with the annual report.
Last but not least, I strongly encourage our members to submit any policy/technical issues relating to company secretarial practices from time to time by emailing to email@example.com so that we can provide a reply or raise them at the appropriate SSM’s forums/meetings.
We appreciate your invaluable and continuous support through these challenging times. I look forward to meeting you all at our forthcoming AGM and seminars. Please continue to follow SOP to protect yourselves, your families and the community.