Welcoming New Council Members
Badan Warisan Malaysia held its 36th AGM on 14 December 2019.
Here’s the line-up of our new council!
President: Esme Lim Wei-Ling
Deputy President: Dato’ Zahim Albakri
Honorary Secretary: Lim Ee Lin
Honorary Treasurer: Dato’ Zaha Rina Zahari
Tpr. Dr. Faizah Ahmad
Ar. Lim Take Bane
Omar bin Malek Ali Merican
YM Raja Nazeem Iskandar
YM Tengku Nasariah Tengku Syed Ibrahim
Honorary Council Members
Prof. Dr. Ong Puay Liu
Congratulations and welcome aboard!
We would also like to thank our past President, Elizabeth Cardosa, and the rest of our previous Council Members who have retired; Deputy President – Ar. Dr. Helena Aman Hashim, Honorary Treasurer – Ishak Ariffin, Council Members – Maganjeet Kaur, Justine Chew, and Honorary Council Members – Lee Jia-Ping and Johan Abdul Razak for their support and contribution to the organization, particularly in their efforts to promote heritage conservation.
Stay in touch to get to know our newly elected Council Members!
WE’VE GOT A NEW COUNCIL!
Badan Warisan Malaysia held its 32nd AGM on 22 Dec 2015. Here’s the line-up of our new council!
President: Elizabeth Cardosa
Vice President: Ar. Helena Hashim
Honorary Secretary: Lim Ee Lin
Honorary Treasurer: Ishak Ariffin
Council Members: Liz Tajuddin, Dato’ Zahim Albakri, Ar. Lim Take Bane, Suridah Jalaluddin, Md Nazri Mohd Noordin, Abd. Razak Abu Bakar, Maganjeet Kaur
Honorary Council Members: Dato’ Henry Barlow, Johan Razak, Lee Jia Ping, Mariana Isa
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
It’s still January, and with the Lunar New Year coming up in a couple of weeks, it’s timely to wish you Happy New Year. I should begin by thanking all our members and friends of heritage; we deeply appreciate you continued support and dedication towards our events and programmes through the past year.
It’s really edifying to see how heritage is increasingly visible and appreciated by the general public. From our programmes alone, we have seen a substantial rise in the active engagement of so many members and friends. THIS KUL CITY programme brought a new energy into our work, and drew upon a much wider audience. We developed new alliances with like minded people and organisations such as ICOMOS Malaysia, Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society (MBRAS) and the Malaysian Heritage and History (Facebook) Club (MHHC), and collectively, this has contributed to growing our social media presence.
So what will 2016 be like for cultural heritage conservation? Waveney Jenkins, one of our founder members, recently asked me whether it would be less stressful being at the top of the tree (as President), rather than the main motor (as Executive Director) of Badan Warisan. I approach my appointment as President with a great deal of trepidation, tinged with excitement but with an overwhelming sense of the great responsibility which I have taken on.
This year the new Council will be focussing on two major tasks. The first is to secure a permanent home, or at the very least, a long-term home, as our heritage centre. We will also be working to strengthen our financial position and plans are afoot to hold another Heritage KUL Ball in the second half of this year. The Secretariat will focus on delivering another year of exciting events with more discovery walks and talks, and at the same time, to promote our excellent, but unsung Chen Voon Fee Resource Centre (CVFRC), which carries an invaluable collection of materials relevant to Malaysia’s heritage preservation and conservation.
I hope you will join Badan Warisan in discovering the many special heritage places and stories here.