Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia Annual Meeting

Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia Annual Meeting is on August 15, 2009 in Kuala Lumpur at its HQ. PSM HQ is in front of IJM KL.

Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia Cawangan Sabah will not be sending any representative this time but a Committee member may attend should he be around in Kuala Lumpur around that time.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Committee Meets

1st Committee meeting is August 2, 2009 at 10 am to discuss among other things the programs for the 2 years which include fund raising activities,

2009-2011 Committee Members


1. Datuk Hj Light Nanis
2. Hj Kassim Salleh
3. Sharifah Seri Lailah
4. Datin Dgku Zeliha Hj Jalaluddin
6. Mansur Asun
7. Hj Adnan Hj Ibrahim
8. Hjh Fatimah Abah
9. Hj. Abdul Manap
10. Dr Chacho Hj Bulah
11. Prof.Madya Mat Zin Mat Kib
12. Tun Maimun Abdullah
13. Eddy Berhan Ruslan
14. Kasno
15. Paulan Ansin
16. Rafiah Awang Tuah
17. Hjh Halinah Mahat

The Committee serves a 2 years term.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Originality Is The Key Word

In whatever action the Persaturan Sejarah Malaysia Cawangan Sabah takes, there must be originality in its work. Reproduction of articles should be avoided as they already record the events, places, buildings and stories and need not be repeated though reproduction. Reference to such articles and publications is acceptable.

There Has To Be No Duplication Of Functions And Actitivies

Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia Cawangan Sabah has to ensure that there is no duplication in its work, functions and activities with the other organcies particularly the Government Department like the Muzium and the Ministries concerned; Ministry of Information, Culture and Heritage as well as the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment Sabah.

The Association will be the 'ginger group' in as far as history, culture, customs, traditions, language are concerned.

Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia Cawangan Sabah Objectives

1. Create interests on a broader objective towards History,Cuture and Customs of the people in Malaysia and the other territories
2. Promote the safeguards of artifacts,structures and area that has historial, cultural and places interests
3. Helps in the research and storage of records of history,stories, legends and mythos, tradition, dialects and customs of the people and the territories.
4. Publish a bulletin and other publications on history and related matters.

35 Years Of Age

Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia Cawangan Sabah is more than 35 years old. The Association was established on 29 March 1973, and Sabah State is 45 years old after independence on 16 September 1963.

Sabah has achieved much, but on the other hand what has Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia Cawangan Sabah achieved after 35 years? The new Committee which was elected on July 26,2009 will have to look into this aspect and how the Association can be revamped and transformed into an Association that the members can be proud of to be associated with.

Some of the other Associations already have their own building like SABATA, ST JOHN AMBULANCE, RED CROSS, BOY SCOUT, SABAH LAW ASSOCIATION, MPWS (Majlis Penasihat Wanita Sabah),and many others. But Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia Sabah does not yet have its own premise and should strive to have one sooner or later.The Association can then carry on with its activities effeciently and effectively at its own premise.This is going to be the challenge for the new Commitee.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

History From My Place

Journal In History

Fund Raising

What can you do with a meagre RM1,050.00 balance in the bank? The new Committee will have to work hard to get additional funds so that the Association can carry on with the activities.

Members Go Through The Reports

The Secretary and Treasurer presented their reports for the years 2007-2009 which were subsequently accepted.

100 Days KPI

What can you do in 100 days for Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia Cawangan Sabah?. I would only think of the following activities considering the Fasting Month of Ramadan which starts on August 18,2009 and the Hari Raya which is on September 18, 2009;

1. Update on members register book and include their email addresses2. Make a Blog for Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia Cawangan Sabah3. Refresh the new Committee members with the association constitution4. Appointment of the 2 members to be the internal Auditors
5. Check on the funds that the Association can tap including PSM national body
6. Fund raising activities
7. Deliberate the paper prepared by a member, Dr Hj Chacho Hj Bulah
8. Work on at least one historical project and document the project
9. Form various Committees for the delegation of duties

AGM 2009 In Session

What We Have Achieved

Publication of the Bulletin with a grant from Ministry of Tourism,Culture and Environment Sabah.
Visit of the PSM Kuala Lumpur to Sabah on 16-19 July 2008 including a visit to the War Memorial in Kundasang.
Essay competition organized by PSM Kuala Lumpur, but only 3 schools from Sabah participated and Sabah College came in third place.
History exhibition and Photography exhibition are two events which had been planned but did not materialize for lack of funds and resources.

The above had been the achievement of the 2007/2009 Committee.

How To Be A Member

You can be an ordinary member of Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia Cawangan Sabah by filling up the form and pay a fee of RM15.00. You get the form from the Secretary's office or any one of the Committee members or the President, Datuk Hj Light Nanis

Of course you must have the passion for history.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Committee Members for 2009/2010


Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia Cawangan Sabah has it AGM on July 26, 2009 at Arkib Negara Malaysia and put in a new Committee member hended by a new Presidet, Datuk Hj Light Nanis.

The new President recorded his appreciation to the past President and Committee members headed by the former Director of Eduction Sabah, Datuk Seri Panglima Hasbollah. Some of the past committee members are in the new Committee to provide some continuation in the programs.

History Makes Today and Today Makes Tomorrow

That was the message of the new President of Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia Cawangan Sabah, Datuk Hj Light Nanis during his first address after the AGM of the Association on July 26, 2009 at Arkib Negara Malaysia.

The new President also stressed on the importance of teamwork and and clarity in their stuggele.

Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia Cawangan Sabah must also make the necessary changes and transformation if they are to stay relevant to the current situation.

Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia Cawangan Sabah will also review its activities and if it necitates publishing articles of historical values in the Journal of History, if there is one or suggest the establishment of one, if there is none yet.