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RULES OF GABUNGAN PERSATUAN CINA SABAH

(THE FEDERATION OF CHINESE ASSOCIATIONS SABAH)

 

RULE 1                  NAME, ADDRESS AND PLACE OF MEETING

 

1.1          The Society shall be known as Gabungan Persatuan Cina Sabah

                (The Federation of Chinese Associations Sabah).

                Here in after referred to as ‘The Federation’

 

1.2          The registered place and Postal address of the Association shall be at Lot No. 7CF04, 7th Floor, Block C, Karamunsing Complex, 88100 Kota Kinabalu. P. O. BOX 16602, 88871 KOTA     KINABALU, SABAH, MALAYSIA.

 

1.3          The registered place of the Association and the Postal address shall not be changed without the prior approval of the Registrar of Societies.

 

RULE 2                  AIMS AND OBJECTS

2.1          To facilitate friendship among members and to promote solidarity with other races of Malaysia for a truly Malaysia race.

2.2          To discuss, handle and provide solutions for matters pertaining to members.

2.3          To raise opinions on policies and measures pertaining to the benefit of members.

2.4          To promote and to participate in activities related to economies and business, culture, education, sport and youths, social welfare, human resources, women and senior citizens, trading, art and religions and custom.

2.5          To use the revenue to promote the Federation’s objectives.

2.6          To liaise with associations of similar objectives and work towards the above mentioned objectives.

 

RULE 3                  MEMBERSHIP

3.1          The membership of the Federation shall be open to any of the following societies:

Any association in Sabah and Labuan with over 75% Chinese members registered under the Societies Act 1966. (Applications of any registered society under the style of united association will not be considered). There are two types of members:

  • Ordinary Member
  • Permanent Member

                       “Here in after referred to as Member”

 

3.2          PROCEDURE OF APPLICATION

  • Every application for membership shall be proposed and seconded by an existing member each and shall be forwarded together with the Entrance fee and the Annual fee to the Secretary who shall at the first convenient opportunity, submit it to the Standing Committee for approval. The said Committee may at its direction reject any application without assigning any reason therefore.
  • If an application is rejected, the fee submitted shall be refunded and the rejected applicant may appeal to the Centre Committee for reconsideration.
  • The Annual fee is valid for the current financial year regardless of the date of application.
  • Every applicant whose application has been approved as aforesaid shall upon payment of the prescribed fees, be admitted as a member of the Federation and shall be entitled to all privileges of membership and obliged to comply with the Rules and decisions of the Federation.

 

RULE 4                  ENTRANCE FEE, SUBSCRIPTION AND OTHER DUES

4.1          The Entrance Fee and subscription payable shall be as follows:

  • Ordinary Member: Entrance Fee in the sum of RM500-00 and Annual Subscription in the sum of RM200-00 which is payable upon submission of the membership application.
  • Permanent Member: Entrance Fee in the sum of RM2,500-00 which is payable upon submission of the membership application. (Annual Subscription is exempted)
  • Existing member is entitled to convert as Permanent Member by paying the sum of RM 2,000-00.

4.2          Ordinary Member’s Annual Subscription for the current year shall be payable to the General Treasurer on or before 30th April of the current year.

4.3          Any Ordinary member whose annual subscription is in arrears exceeding of one year shall be given a written notice by the Federation, upon which he shall be denied all rights and privileges enjoyed by a member until the arrears are settled. The eligibility of the membership in such case shall be reviewed by the Central Committee or the Standing Committee.

4.4          Special Subscription, donation or levies for particular purposes may be raised from members and the general public. Donations drive targeted at members or members of the Public and fund-raising activities may be organised with the approval of the Central Committee.

 

RULE 5                  RESIGNATION AND EXPULSION

5.1          Any member who wishes to resign or withdraw from the Federation shall give notice in writing to the General Secretary and shall pay up all dues. The resignation or withdrawal is effective immediately after receiving the said notice and approval of The Central Committee.

5.2          Any member who fails to comply with the Rules of the Federation or has acted in a manner to   bring disrepute upon the Federation may be expelled or suspended for a period of time as the Central Committee deems fit. Before the said committee expels or suspends the member, the member shall be informed of the grounds for such expulsion or suspension in writing and be given an opportunity to explain and absolve himself in person. Such suspension or expulsion shall be enforced, unless otherwise reversed by a general meeting upon appearance by the such member.

5.3          Membership application by member who has withdrawn or has been expelled before may be considered by the Central Committee.

 

RULE 6                  GENERAL MEETING

6.1          The supreme authority of the Federation is vested in a general meeting of the representatives of association members.

6.2          (a)  Each association member is entitled to send two (2) representatives for a general meeting.

                (b)  All representatives shall have the right to speak, vote, be elected and to elect under where stated otherwise.

6.3          At least one half of the total number of association members or twice the total number of the members of the Central Committee whichever is the lesser must be present at a general meeting for its proceedings to be valid and to constitute a quorum.

6.4          If half an hour after the time appointed for the meeting a quorum is not present, the meeting shall be postponed to a date (not exceeding 30 days) to be decided by the President. Notice of meeting shall be given within 14 days.

6.5          If a quorum is not present half an hour after the time appointed for the postponed meeting, the members present shall carry on with the business of the day but they shall not have the power to alter the Rules of the Federation or to make decisions effecting the whole membership.

6.6          An annual general meeting shall be held on or before 30th June each year, on a date and at a time and place to be decided by the Standing Committee.

6.7          The Business of an annual general meeting shall be:

  • The President’s speech.
  • To approve the minutes of the last General meeting or meetings.
  • To review the resolutions of the last meeting.
  • To receive the Central Committee’s report on working at the Federation during the previous year submitted by the General Secretary.
  • To receive the General Treasurer’s financial report and audited account of the Federation for the previous year.
  • To appoint Permanent Honorary President and Permanent Honorary Advisors.
  • To deal with such other matters as may be put before it and
  • To elect a Central Committee, a Supervisory Committee in the election year.
  • To appoint a Licensed Auditor in the election year.

6.8          A preliminary notice of the Annual General Meeting stating the date, the time and the place, and calling for motions for discussion, motions for amendment of the Rules and nominations for the election of the Central Committee (in the election year) shall be sent by the Secretariat to all association members 3 months before the date fixed for the Annual General Meeting. Notice of the Annual General Meeting shall be published in the local newspaper and such notice is deemed to have sufficiently informed all the association member.

6.9         Copies of notice of meeting together with Annual Report and Financial Report shall be sent by the Secretary to all association members 30 days before the date fixed for meeting. Notice of the Annual General Meeting shall be published in the local newspaper and such notice is deemed to have sufficiently informed all the association member.

6.10        Any motion or proposal for amendment of the Constitution of the Federation from members must reach the General Secretary at least 30 days before the General Meeting. The Central Committee or the Standing Committee has the right to accept, reject or amend the motion or proposal for amendment of the Constitution of the Federation.

6.11        Any resolution must be passed by at least half of the representatives present. The chairman at the meeting will cast the deciding vote in the event of an equal number of votes.

6.12        An extraordinary general meeting of the Federation shall be convened.

  • Whenever the President or the Central Committee deems it desirable, or
  • At the joint request in writing of not less than 1/5 of the total member of Association members, stating the object and reason for such a meeting. Upon receipt of such a request, the President has to issue notification of meeting within 14 days and the procedure of such a meeting is the same as a general meeting.

6.13        Paragraph 6.3 and 6.4 of this Rule regarding the quorum and the postponement of an Annual General Meeting shall apply also to an Extraordinary General Meeting, but with the privies that

  • Aside from the quorum specified in 6.3 the attendance should include at least ½ of the people who have requested the meeting. Otherwise the meeting shall be called off and no similar request be made within a year.
  • If no quorum is present after ½ an hour from the time appointed the meeting shall be called off and no extraordinary general meeting shall be requisitioned with the same purpose within a year.

6.14        The General Secretary shall forward to all association members a copy of the draft minutes of each annual and extraordinary general meeting as soon as possible after its   conclusion.

 

RULE 7                  COMMITTEES

7.1          The Central Committee is the implementation machinery of the Federation. It attends to the Federation’s matters in between 2 general meetings.

To add clause 7.2A after 7.2 to read as follows:

7.2          A Central Committee consisting of the following who shall be termed as the office bearer of the Federation, shall be elected once in every three years at the Annual General Meeting by the Representatives.

  • 1 President
  • 1 Deputy President
  • 7 Vice Presidents
  • 1 Secretary General (to be appointed) and

1 Deputy Secretary General (to be appointed)

  • 1 Treasurer General (to be appointed) and

1 Deputy Treasurer General (to be appointed)

  • 16 elected Committee Members
  • Not more than 10 Committee Members to be appointed by the elected President from any representative of the association members, such appointment shall be subjected to the acceptance of the respective association member.
  • Any person who wishes to stand for election for the post of President or Deputy President must be the Chairman, Deputy Chairman or a vice Chairman of an Association member. The 6th Vice President must be the Head, Deputy or Assistant Head of the Youth bureau of an Association member or the chairman, Deputy or Vice Chairman of a Youth Organization member. The 7th Vice President must be the Head, Deputy or Assistant Head of the women bureau of an association member or the chairwoman, Deputy or Vice Chairwoman of a woman organization member. Any other office bearer in the Central Committee must be a member of the executive committee of an Association member. Any person who wishes to stand for election for any office bearer must obtain the prior authorization of the executive committee of an association member.
  • Candidates vying for any post in the Central Committee or Supervisory Committee must obtain the prior authorization of the Executive Committee of the respective Association.

7.3          The 6th Vice President who shall be the Head of the Youth Bureau and shall not be over 45 years of age at the date of election.

7.4          The 7th Vice President who is the Head of the women and senior citizens shall be a female.

7.5          The Secretary General, Deputy Secretary General, Treasurer General and Deputy Treasurer General shall be appointed by the President.

7.6          All Central Committee Members and Supervisory Committee Members must be Malaysian Citizens with permanent resident status in Sabah.

7.7          Names for the office in 7.2(a), (b), (c) and (f) above shall be proposed and seconded and such nomination form shall be submitted in the manner prescribed by the Election Working Committee and election will be by simple majority vote of the representative of association members at the Annual General Meeting. All the office-bearers shall be eligible for re-election.

7.8          The Standing Committee take care of the day to day execution and administration of the Federation in between 2 Central Committee Meetings.

7.9         The Standing Committee shall consist of the following Central Committee Members:

  • The President
  • The Deputy President
  • The 7 Vice Presidents
  • The Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General
  • The Treasurer General and the Deputy Treasurer General
  • 6 Central Committee Members to be elected amongst the Central Committee Members

 7.10       The Central Committee shall meet at least twice a year. Notification of meeting shall be issued not less than 14days before the meeting. The quorum is ½ the members of the Central Committee    members. The President acting alone or not less than 5 of its members acting together may call   for a meeting. Any resolution shall be passed by at least ½ of the attendance. In case of equal number of votes, the President who presides the meeting shall have the deciding vote (applicable to 7.11 and 7.12).

7.11        The Standing Committee shall meet at least 4 times a year. Notification of meeting shall be issued not less than 7 days before the meeting. The quorum shall b ½ of the members of the Standing Committee Members. Any resolution shall be passed by at least ½ of the attendance.

7.12        The Working Committee Chairman may call for meeting at any time, but shall meet at least 2 times a year and notification of meeting shall be issued not less than 7 days before the meeting. The quorum shall be 1/2 of number of the Working Committee Members. Any resolution shall be   deemed passed by at least 1/2 of attendance.

7.13        The Election Working Committee consisting of 5 members elected by the Standing Committee shall be given the task to draw up regulations pertaining to manner and procedure of election and the power to enforce it after it is approved by the Standing Committee.

 

RULE 7A               SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE AND ITS DUTIES

7A.1       The Supervisory Committee shall consist of 7 members and to be elected at Annual General Meeting once in every 3 years. A Chairman and a Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Committee shall be elected amongst its 7 elected members within 2 weeks after the election to lead the committee.

7A.2       Nomination of candidate for Supervisory Committee member shall be made by an association   member. Any person who had once held the posts of Life Honorary Chairman, Adviser, Honorary Chairman or Honorary Adviser of the association member shall be eligible to be elected as a     Supervisory Committee member.

7A.3       The Supervisory Committee shall supervise the Central Committee in the executing of the resolutions of the Annual General Meeting.

7A.4       The Chairman and the Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Committee shall respectively be the Speaker and Vice Speaker of the Annual General Meeting, who shall supervise and advise when necessary the Annual General Meeting that chaired by the President and be responsible for the proper conduct of the meeting.

7A.5       The Supervisory Committee Chairman may call for meeting at any time, but shall meet at least 2 times a year and notification of meeting shall be issued not less than 7 days before the meeting. The quorum shall be ½ of the number of the Supervisory Committee Members. Any resolution           shall be deemed passed by at least ½ of attendance.

 

RULE 8                  DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

8.1          The duties and responsibilities of the Central Committee shall be as follow:

  • To attend to the Federation’s matters in between 2 general meetings.
  • To act in accordance with the resolution passed by the General Meeting.
  • To set up task force, draw up details of regulations and appoint appropriate representatives of association members to assist in carrying out the Federation’s decisions.
  • To nominate former Presidents and those who have contributed to the Federation as the Permanent Honorary President or Permanent Honorary Advisor to general meeting for approval.
  • To appoint suitable person as legal advisors.
  • To draw up meeting procedures.
  • To form liaison committee at appropriate locations to help carry out its decisions as and when necessary.
  • To set up various bureaus each headed by a Vice President. Each bureau should invite association members of related nature to Organise activities singularly or jointly with other bureaus. Each bureau will have to draw up its own programmes and activities for the approval of the Central Committee.
  1. I) Culture Bureau

Economic Bureau

Education Bureau

Social and Welfare Bureau

Religion Bureau

I.I)    The Vice President who has been appointed as the Bureau Chairman shall within thirty days from its committee of not exceeding 15 persons which shall consist of the following:

  1. Chairman/Chairlady 1 (concurrently headed by Vice President)
  2. Vice Chairman/Chairlady not more than 3
  3. Secretary 1
  4. Treasurer 1
  5. Committee Members not more than 9

I.II)   The Bureau committee members shall be nominated by the Bureau Chairman/Chairlady and to be approved by the Central Committee during its first meeting.

I.III)  The Bureau may appoint any members as the Honorary Advisor subject to the approval of the Central Committee.

I.IV) The Vice Chairman/Chairlady shall assist the Chairman/Chairlady in carrying out his/her duties and shall act for him/her during his/her absence or on his/her instruction.

II) Youth Bureau               

II.I)   The Vice President who has been appointed as the Bureau Chairman/Chairlady shall within thirty days form its committee of not exceeding 29 persons, PROVIDED ALWAYS THAT only members not over 45 years old can be nominated which shall consist of the following:       

  1. Chairman/Chairlady 1 (concurrently headed by Vice President)
  2. Vice Chairman/Chairlady not more than 5
  3. Secretary 1
  4. Assistant Secretary 1
  5. Treasurer 1
  6. Assistant Treasurer 1
  7. Director of General Affair 1
  8. Assistant Director of General Affair 1
  9. Director of liaison officer 1
  10. Assistant Director of liaison officer 1
  11. Committee Members not more than 15

II.II) The Youth Bureau committee members shall be nominated by the Bureau Chairman/Chairlady and to be approved by the Central Committee during its first meeting.

II.III) The Youth Bureau may appoint any members as Honorary Advisor subject to the approval of the Central Committee.

II.IV)                The Vice Chairman/Chairlady shall assist the Chairman in carrying out his/her duties and one of the Vice Chairman/Chairlady nominated by the Chairman/Chairlady shall act for him/her during his/her absence or on his/her instruction.

III)        Woman Bureau

III.I)  The Vice President who has been appointed as the Bureau Chairlady shall within thirty days form its committee of not exceeding 29 persons which shall consist of the following:         

  1. Chairlady 1 (concurrently headed by Vice President)
  2. Vice Chairlady                           not more than 5
  3. Secretary 1
  4. Assistant Secretary 1
  5. Treasurer 1
  6. Assistant Treasurer 1
  7. Director of General Officer 1
  8. Assistant Director of General Officer 1                    
  9. Director of Liaison Officer 1
  10. Assistant Director of liaison officer 1
  11. Committee Members not more than 15

III.II) The Women Bureau committee members shall be nominated by the Bureau Chairlady and to be approved by the Central Committee during its first meeting.

III.III) The Women Bureau may appoint any members as the Honorary Advisor subject to the approval of the Central Committee.

III.IV)The Vice Chairlady shall assist the Chairlady in carrying out her duties and one of the Vice Chairlady nominated by the Chairlady shall act for her during her absence or on her instruction.

8.2          The duties and responsibility of the Standing Committee shall be as follow:

  • To attend to the Federation’s matters in between 2 Central Committee Meetings.
  • To act in accordance with resolutions reached at the Central Committee Meeting.
  • To attend to the Federation’s day to day administration.
  • To draw up yearly programme of activity.
  • To request the President to convene special and/or emergency meeting to handle urgent matters.
  • To appoint and/or dismiss salaried staff and decide on their working hours, Scope of work, leave, benefit and salary and allowance, etc.
  • To consider membership application. It has the power to approve or to reject any application without giving any reason.

8.3          The Duties and Responsibilities of the Office-Bearers shall be as follow:

  • President
  • To lead the Federation and supervise all matters pertaining to the Federation.
  • To represent the Federation with regard to external affairs.
  • To act as the Chairman of the General Meeting, Central Committee and the Standing Committee Meeting.
  • To appoint Secretary General, Deputy Secretary General, Treasurer General, Deputy Treasurer General and not more than 10 Central Committee Members.
  • To appoint representative to attend meeting at all levels within and outside the Federation.

 

  • Deputy President
  • To assist the President attend to all matters pertaining to the Federation.
  • To take over the President’s duties and responsibilities when the latter is absent or on leave.

 

  • Vice Presidents
  • One of the Vice Presidents to be decide d at a meeting is to take over the duties and responsibilities when both the President and Deputy President are absent or on leave.
  • Each of the seven Vice Presidents shall be responsible for matters relating to one of the following fields, namely, economic, culture, education, social, welfare, religion, youth and women.
  • The 7 Vice Presidents shall set up sub-committees under their respective portfolios when necessary provided that such sub-committee lists shall be submitted to the Central Committee for approval.
  • The sub-committee under the Vice Presidents may set up their respective rules when necessary provided that such rules shall be submitted to the Central Committee for approval.

 

  • General Secretary
  • The general Secretary shall conduct the business of the Federation in accordance with its rules and shall carry out the instruction of General Meeting and of Committee.
  • He shall be responsible for conducting all correspondence and keeping all books of record, documents and papers except the accounts and financial records.
  • He shall maintain a membership register with particulars of name of association member and address of every association member and particulars of it representatives.
  • To supervise salaried staff and to attend all meetings and record the proceedings.
  • To issue Statement on instruction of the President.
  • To prepare a report of work for the year for The General Meeting for approval.
  • The Assistant General Secretary shall assist the General Secretary in carrying out his duties and shall act for him in his absence.

 

  • General Treasurer
  • The General Treasurer shall be responsible for the finances of the Federation. He shall keep accounts of all its financial transactions and shall be responsible for their correctness.
  • To prepare monthly income and expenditure for the Standing Committee and the Central Committee.
  • To prepare annual account for audit before submitting it to the Committee and subsequently to General Meeting for approval.
  • To prepare budget for the ensuing year.
  • To sign cheque or notice of withdrawal either with the President or the General Secretary.
  • The Assistant General Treasurer shall assist the General Treasurer in carrying out his duties and shall act for him in his absence.

 

  • Working Committee Chairman
  • To lead a working Committee on ad hoc basis
  • To prepare programme of specific activity and make progress report.

 

  • Committee Members
  • To attend meeting regularly and to give assistance whenever required.

 

RULE 9                  TERM OF OFFICE AND VACANCY

9.1          The term of office for the Central Committee, Supervisory Committee and all other committees shall be 3 years. All shall be eligible for re-election except that the President shall not hold office for more than 2 consecutive terms (6 years), unless The President then holding the post of President or Deputy President of The Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia, he shall be eligible for re-election until The Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia or The Federation of Chinese Associations Sabah’s term ends.

9.2          Any vacancy will be filled by representative or committee member chosen by the respective Committee at its level.

9.3          The term of office, once elected into office, is not affected by the term of office in his association, unless he resigns or the association concerned notifies the Federation that the person is no longer a representative in writing. The vacancy will be filled by representative or Committee member chosen by the relevant Committee at its level.

 

RULE 10                FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

10.1        Subject to the following provisions in this Rule, the fund of the Federation may be expended for any purpose necessary for the carrying out of its objects, including the expenses of it administration, the payment of salaries, allowance and expenses to it office-bearers      and pain, staff, and the audit of its accounts, but they shall not to be used to pay fine of any member who may be convicted in a court of law.

10.2       All moneys of the Federation shall be deposited into a bank decided by the Central Committee in the name of the Federation. All cheques or withdrawal notice on the Federation’s account shall be signed jointly by the President or the General Secretary together with the General Treasurer. In the absence of the General Secretary or the General Treasurer, the Central committee shall appoint the Assistant General Secretary or the Assistant General Treasurer to sign in his place. General Treasurer can keep up to RM5, 000.00 of petty cash at any one time.

10.3       No expenditure exceeding RM10, 000.00 at any one time shall be incurred without the prior sanction of the Standing Committee and no expenditure exceeding RM20, 000.00 at any one time shall be incurred without the prior sanction of the Central Committee.

10.4        As soon as possible after the end of each financial year, a Statement of receipts and payments and a balance sheet for the year shall be prepared by the General Treasurer and audited by the licensed auditor appointed under Rule 11. The audited account shall be submitted for the approval in the next Annual General Meeting, and to be submitted for Registrar of Societies record.

10.5        The date of Commencement of the financial year of the Federation shall be the 1st of January and shall end on 31st December annually.

 

RULE 11                AUDITOR

11.1        A licensed Auditor who shall not be office-bearer of the Federation shall be appointed by an annual general meeting as Auditor for a term of three years.

11.2        The Auditor shall be required to audit the accounts of the Federation for the year, and to prepare a report or certificate for the Annual General Meeting. He may also be required by the President to audit the accounts of the Federation for any period within his tenure of office at any date, and     to make a report to the Central Committee.

 

RULE 12                TRUSTEES

12.1        The President, The Deputy President and the General Secretary shall be the trustees of the Federation.

12.2        They shall have vested in them all immovable property whatsoever belonging to the Federation upon the execution of a Deed of Trust.

12.3        The Trustees shall not sell, withdraw or transfer, or pledge any property of the Federation without the consent and authority of general meeting.

12.4        Should a Trustee die, resign, commit crime, become bankrupt and unsound of mind, go missing for a year, or not comply with any of the terms of this Rule he shall be replaced by a member elected at a general meeting.

 

RULE 13                INTERPRETATION OF RULES

13.1        Between annual general meetings, the Central Committee shall interpret the Rules of the Federation and, when necessary, determine any point on which the Rule are silent.

13.2        Except where they are contrary to or inconsistent with the policy previously laid down by a general meeting. The decisions of the Central Committee shall be binding on all members of the Federation, unless and until countermanded by a resolution of a general meeting.

 

RULE 14                PHOHIBITIONS

14.1         Illegal activities are strictly prohibited in the premises of the Federation

14.2         The Federation shall not hold any lottery, whether confined to its members or not, in the name of the Federation or its offices bearers, committee or member.

 

RULE 15                AMENDMENT OF RULES

15.1        The Rule of the Federation shall not be altered or amended except by a resolution passed by 2/3 of the Representatives of association members at a general meeting.

15.2        Application for any such alteration or amendment shall be made to the Registrar of Societies for approval within 60 days from the date of the decision and shall take effect from the date of approval by the Registrar Societies.

15.3         Standing committee shall form a Sub-committee for constitutional amendment of the Federation.

 

RULE 16                ELECTION

16.1        Unless there are other specific provisions governing the appointment of certain member in the Rules of the Federation, members of the Central Committee should be elected by the representatives of the association members. The Candidates with the higher or highest vote is  considered elected. Should there be equal vote decision shall be made by drawing lots.

16.2        An Election Working Committee consisting of 5 members shall be formed by the Standing Committee 3 months before a general meeting and shall be responsible for all preparations pertaining to the forth coming election and it shall be dissolved once the new Central Committee is formed. Its duties are as follow:

  • To prepare a list of qualified association members and names of its representatives, design nomination form and voting papers, and to arrange for manpower.
  • To draw up regulations governing manner of election, subject to approval of the Standing Committee.
  • To make announcement in newspaper and distribute the information to all association members.

16.3        Nomination must be made by a proposer and a seconder and it must be accepted by nominee in writing.

 

RULE 17                FLAG AND EMBLEM

17.1        The design and rationale of the Federation flag shall be as follow

  • 4’ x 2’ beige background with the Federation emblem in the middle
  • Beige colour symbolises peace and friendliness,

Blue colour symbolises prosperity and Progress,

White colour symbolises openness and brightness,

Red colour symbolises loyalty and courage.

  • Mount Kinabalu stands for Sabah,

The national flower stands for Malaysia.

They represent the loyalty of the Federation to both Sabah and Malaysia.

                       (As per Appendix A and Appendix B)

17.2        The design and rationale of the Federation Emblem shall be as follow:

  • A circle with Mount Kinabalu and national flower in the middle
  • Outside the circle on top of it bears the word “Gabungan Persatuan Cina Sabah” in blue
  • Outside the circle on bottom of it bears the Name of the Federation in Chinese Character in blue.
  • The circle symbolises solidarity among Chinese of different ethnic groups.
  • The emblem’s overall design symbolises the solidarity, peace, co-existence of all races contributing towards a progressive Malaysian race, and meeting Challenge with courage open-mindedness and honesty for a better future.

                      (As per Appendix A and Appendix B)

 

RULE 18                DISSOLUTION

18.1        The Federation may voluntarily be dissolved by a resolution of not less than 2/3 of the Principal Representatives of the association members attended at a general meeting which is specially convened for such a purpose and is attended by ¾ of the total membership of the Federation.

18.2        In the event of the Federation being dissolved as provided in Rule 18.1, all debts and liabilities   legally incurred on its behalf shall be fully discharged, and the remaining funds shall be disposed of in such manner as may be decided upon by a general meeting.

18.3        Notice of dissolution shall be given within 14 days of the dissolution to the Registrar of Societies.

 

(The Amendment of constitution was approved by Registrar of Society on 13/08/2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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