ACT 125
COMPANIES ACT 1965 (REVISED - 1973)
PART II - ADMINISTRATION OF ACT

 
Section 8. Company auditors and liquidators to be approved by Minister charged with responsibility for finance.
 
Section 8. Company auditors and liquidators to be approved by Minister charged with responsibility for finance. (COMPANIES ACT 1965 (REVISED - 1973) - ACT 125)

(1) Any person may apply to the Minister charged with responsibility for finance to be approved as a company auditor for the purposes of this Act.

(2) The Minister charged with responsibility for finance may, if he is satisfied that the applicant is of good character and competent to perform the duties of an auditor under this Act, upon payment of the prescribed fee, approve the applicant as a company auditor.

(3) Any approved company auditor may apply to the Minister charged with responsibility for finance to be approved as a liquidator for the purposes of this Act, and the Minister, if satisfied as to the experience and capacity of the applicant, may on payment of the prescribed fee approve such person as a liquidator for the purposes of this Act.

(4) Any approval granted by the Minister charged with responsibility for finance pursuant to this section may be made subject to such limitations or conditions as he thinks fit and may be revoked at any time by him by the service of a notice of revocation on the approved person.

(5) Every approval under this section including a renewal of approval of a company auditor or liquidator shall be in force for a period of two years* after the date of issue thereof unless sooner revoked by the Minister charged with responsibility for finance.

(6) A person who immediately before the commencement of this Act was authorized pursuant to any corresponding previous written law to be an auditor of companies shall be deemed to have been approved as a company auditor under this section on the date of the commencement of this Act but if such person's approval was limited or conditional those limitations and conditions shall continue to apply.

(7) The Minister charged with responsibility for finance may delegate all or any of his powers under this section to any person or body of persons charged with the responsibility for the registration or control of accountants in Malaysia.

(8) Any person who is dissatisfied with any decision of the Minister charged with responsibility for finance under this section or with the decision of any person or body of persons to whom such Minister has delegated all or any of his powers under this section may appeal to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong who may in his discretion confirm, reverse or vary the decision.

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*NOTE—Provided that any approval or renewal of approval in force immediately before the coming into operation of Act A616 shall continue in force until it expires or is sooner revoked by the Minister.