Registering a Buddhist Society

How to Register a Buddhist Society

Published by the Theravada Buddhist Council of Malaysia on 21 March 2014.
Since 2012 all registrations of societies with the Registrar of Societies (ROS) have to be done on-line by visiting the official website of The Registry of Societies Malaysia.

 

To register a society, a group of persons sharing a common vision and mission will need to adopt the following procedures:-

1. Form a Pro-tem Committee 

2. Draw up the objectives and the Rules and Regulations (Constitution) of the Society

Note: The Pro-tem Committee can either adopt the standard template prepared by ROS andmade available in its website OR draw up its own Rules and Regulations.

The registration can be approved quickly, within a month, if the Pro-tem Committee decides to adopt ROS standard template.  It is therefore advisable to adopt the ROS standard template if the Pro-tem Committee needs to have its organisation registered urgently.

3. Log in to ROS Website

Proceed to ROS website ( http://www.eroses.gov.my/ ) to submit the application forms and documents on-line, following step by step as laid down.

 

4. Upon approval from ROS, convene an AGM

Upon receipt of approval, convene an Annual General Meeting (AGM) to accept the registration and elect Office Bearers as provided for in the approved Rules and Constitution.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

IF YOUR ORGANISATION HAS MANAGED TO OBTAIN A PIECE OF LAND FROM A GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY TO BUILD A TEMPLE, DO TAKE NOTE OF THE TIME LINE ON WHEN IT IS REQUIRED TO BUILD THE TEMPLE. OTHERWISE, THE GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY MAY TAKE BACK THE LAND IF YOUR ORGANISATION FAILED TO PUT UP THE TEMPLE BY THE STIPULATED DATE.

 

Resource compiled by Bro. T K Teoh

‘HOW TO REGISTER A BUDDHIST SOCIETY’ has been published on Theravada Buddhist Council of Malaysia’s website at www.tbcm.org.my/how-to-register-a-buddhist-society/ .