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THE PRIVATE MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS’ ASSOCIATION OF SELANGOR AND KUALA LUMPUR

CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 1 NAME AND REGISTERED PLACE OF BUSINESS

(a) The name of the Association shall be “PERSATUAN PENGAMAL PERUBATAN SWASTA SELANGOR DAN KUALA LUMPUR (The Private Medical Practitioners Association of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur) (PMPASKL))”.(b) The place of business is G-1, Medical Academies of Malaysia, 210, Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur or at such other place or places as may from time to time be decided by the Committee. The registered place of business of the Association shall not be changed without the prior approval of the Registrar of Societies. (c) Meeting may be held at G-1, Medical Academies of Malaysia, 210, Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur.

ARTICLE 2  MOTTO  “Duty before self”.

ARTICLE 3  EMBLEM   The emblem of the Association shall be a gold oval medallion in which is the white staff of Aescalapus topped with two wings and two white serpents entwining the staff. The motto “Duty before Self” shall be engraved in white on a blue border around the gold medallion with white letters PMPASKL on the top of the blue border.

ARTICLE 4  OBJECTS  (a) To safeguard the honour of the medical profession and promote the interests of its members. (b) To promote friendship and encourage mutual cooperation among its members. (c) To further the cause of the medical profession by holding scientific meetings. (d) To enlighten the public on matters of health. (e) To promote, sponsor, organise or participate in projects and activities in aid of the under-privileged, mentally retarded and handicapped communities and other charitable organisations that the committee may from time to time so decide. (f) To make donations either in cash or in kind to the above groups and organisations. (g) To be a member of the Persekutuan Persatuan Doktor Perubatan Swasta (Federation of Private Medical Practitioners Associations, Malaysia) and to affiliate with any other like minded organisations as approved by a general meeting.

ARTICLE 5  MEMBERSHIP   The Association shall consist of Ordinary, Life,  Associate and Honorary members:-   (a) Ordinary. All Registered Medical Practitioners in private practice, resident in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya are eligible for Ordinary Membership. (b) Life. On application to be an Ordinary member and with a donation of RM500, the applicant will be accorded the status of a life member. (c) Associate. All Registered Medical Practitioners not in private practice and qualified dentists are eligible for Associate Membership. (d) Honorary. On the recommendation of the Committee, any person who has rendered meritorious service to the medical profession or to this association may be elected an honorary member by a resolution passed at an Annual General Meeting. Honorary and Associate members shall be entitled to all the benefits and privileges of Ordinary and Life members, except that they shall not be eligible to hold office or to vote. Application for Ordinary, Life or Associate memberships shall be in the prescribed form and after approval by the committee, the applicant shall be registered in the books of the association as a member on payment of the prescribed subscription.

ARTICLE 6  SUBSCRIPTION   (a) The Financial Year shall be from 1st January to 31st December. (b) The Annual Subscription for Ordinary and Associate Members shall be M$30/- and shall be payable before 31st January of each year. (c) Life Members shall be exempted from payment of annual subscription. (d) Honorary Members shall not be called upon to pay any subscription. (e) Members who have been in benefit for more than five years and who are above 65 years of age shall be exempted from payment of annual subscription upon application to the Management Committee. All members except Honorary members shall be exempted from payment of annual subscriptions by donating to the Association a sum of RM500 per person.

ARTICLE 7    DEFAULTERS   (a) Any member who shall fail to pay his annual subscription or any other monies due to the Association within two months after the due date, shall be notified by the Hon Treasurer in writing, calling upon such a defaulter to pay the dues within one month from the date of such notification. On failure to pay such dues, the defaulting member may be removed from the register of membership by the Committee. (b) Such defaulters may be reinstated by the Committee on payment of all arrears with satisfactory explanation.

ARTICLE 8   MANAGEMENT  (a) The Association shall be managed by a Committee consisting of a President, a President-Elect, the Immediate Past President, an Hon Secretary, an Hon Treasurer and six other members. The Committee shall be elected by ballot at the Annual General Meeting. The Committee shall meet at least once every 3 months. At least 7 days notice shall be given of such meeting. No member may be elected if not present at the Annual General Meeting, unless his written consent to serve has been obtained before hand and handed into the Chairman. (b) The Committee shall authorize and approve every item of expenditure above $10,000 from the funds of the Association.

ARTICLE 9   THE PRESIDENT  The President shall take the Chair at all General and Committee Meetings of the Association. In his absence, the President-Elect shall take the Chair; should both be absent, the meeting shall elect a Chairman from among the members. The Chairman of the meeting shall have a casting vote.

ARTICLE 10   THE PRESIDENT-ELECT   All duties, powers and responsibilities of the President shall, in his absence, devolve upon the President-Elect.

ARTICLE 11   HON SECRETARY-TREASURER   (i) Hon Secretary  (a) It shall be the duty of the Hon Secretary to keep a record of membership, the record of attendance at meeting, send out notices of meetings of the Association and Committees, record and preserve minutes of such meetings, and to perform such other duties pertaining to his office. (b) Upon retirement from office he shall hand over to his successors or the succeeding President, all books, correspondence, documents and other properties belonging to the Association which are in his possession. (ii) Hon Treasurer  (a) It shall be the duty of the Hon Treasurer to have custody of all funds, account for same to the Association at its Annual Meeting, or at any time, upon request by the Committee and to perform such other duties pertaining to his office. (b) Upon retirement from office he shall hand over to his successors or the succeeding President, all books, correspondence, documents, all funds and books of accounts and other properties belonging to the Association which are in his possession. (c) All monies belonging to the Association shall be deposited in a Bank and the account shall be operated by the Hon Treasurer along with either the President or the President-Elect. The Hon Treasurer is empowered to have a maximum of fifty dollars ($50) in cash for petty cash expenses.

ARTICLE 12  QUORUM  Five members of the Committee shall form a quorum.

ARTICLE 13  VACANCY  (a) Any vacancy in the Committee shall be filled by the Committee from amongst the members. (b) Any member of the Committee absenting himself from three consecutive Committee meetings, without satisfactory explanation to the Committee shall ipso facto cease to be a member of the Committee, and the Hon Secretary shall notify him to this effect.

ARTICLE 14   ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS   (a) The Annual General Meetings of the Association shall be held not later than the end of May each year at such time and place as the Committee shall determine, for the following purposes:- (1) To read and confirm the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting. (2) To receive the annual report of the Committee and to pass the audited accounts of the preceding financial year. (3) To elect the Committee for the ensuing year. (4) To elect two Hon Auditors who shall not be members of the Committee. (5) To transact any other business of which due notice has been given. (b) A notice with the agenda shall be posted to each member at least two weeks prior to the date of the meeting. Any member desirous of putting upon any motion at the Annual General Meeting shall notify the Hon Secretary in writing not less than seven days before the date of such meeting. (c) At any General Meeting fifteen (15) members shall form a quorum.

ARTICLE 15  EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING  The Committee may call an Extraordinary General Meeting when any question of urgent importance shall arise, and shall be bound to do so on receiving a written request signed by ten members of the Association who shall state thereon, in the form of a proposal or proposals, the matter to be decided at the meeting. At least 7 days notice shall be given to all members of such meetings. At an Extraordinary General Meeting no other business shall be considered except that for which it is specifically convened.

ARTICLE 16   PRIVILEGES OF MEMBERS    Every member may have access to all the records, minutes and correspondence of the Association, provided two weeks notice is given to the Hon Secretary. The Hon Secretary however may at his discretion refuse such access when he considers that confidential matters may be disclosed which may be derogatory to the interests of the Association. Under such circumstances, a member may appeal to the Committee whose decision shall be final.

ARTICLE 17   AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION AND RULES    1 Amendments to the Constitution and Rules shall only be made at the Annual General Meeting of the Association. 2 The proposed amendments to the Constitution and Rules shall be made in writing to the Hon Secretary at least two weeks before the date of the Annual General Meeting. 3 The proposed amendments shall be circulated to all members of the Association at least seven days before the date of the Annual General Meeting. 4 Any resolution proposing amendments to the Constitution and Rules of the Association shall be null and void unless at least two thirds of the members present vote in favour of such resolution. 5 No amendment shall take effect until such amendments have been approved by the Registrar of Societies.

ARTICLE 18  TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP   (a) A member may, at any time, resign from the Association by giving notice in writing to the Hon Secretary and on payment of all monies due to the Association. (b) Any member whose name is erased from the Medical or Dental Register of Malaysia shall automatically cease to be a member of the Association.

ARTICLE 19   DISSOLUTION   The Association shall not be dissolved unless at least two-third of the members present at an Extraordinary General Meeting vote in favour of the dissolution. In the event of the Association being dissolved, the assets, if any, shall be transferred to any charitable organisation approved by the Extraordinary General Meeting.

Dr A Arulnathan  and Dr Goh Kay Chee

President 1999/2000 Hon Secretary 1999/2000

Latest amendments to the Constitution  made at Annual General Meeting on Saturday, 5th May 2012.

Dr Kong Chiew Meng (President 2011-2012) and Dr Ho Shu Nam (Honorary Secretary 2011-2012)