ACT 125
COMPANIES ACT 1965 (REVISED - 1973)
PART IV - SHARES, DEBENTURES AND CHARGES
DIVISION 3 - SHARES

 
Section 65. Rights of holders of classes of shares.
 
Section 65. Rights of holders of classes of shares. (COMPANIES ACT 1965 (REVISED - 1973) - ACT 125) (1) If in the case of a company the share capital of which is divided into different classes of shares provision is made by the memorandum or articles for authorizing the variation or abrogation of the rights attached to any class of shares in the company, subject to the consent of any specified proportion of the holders of the issued shares of that class or the sanction of a resolution passed at a separate meeting of the holders of those shares, and in pursuance of the said provision the rights attached to any such class of shares are at any time varied or abrogated the holders of not less in the aggregate than ten per centum of the issued shares of that class, may apply to the Court to have the variation or abrogation cancelled, and, if any such application is made, the variation or abrogation shall not have effect until confirmed by the Court.

(2) An application shall not be invalid by reason of the applicants or any of them having consented to or voted in favour of the resolution for the variation or abrogation if the Court is satisfied that any material fact was not disclosed by the company to those applicants before they so consented or voted.

(3) The application shall be made within one month after the date on which the consent was given or the resolution was passed or such further time as the Court allows, and may be made on behalf of the shareholders entitled to make the application by such one or more of their number as they appoint in writing.

(4) On the application the Court, after hearing the applicant and any other persons who apply to the Court to be heard and appear to the Court to be interested, may, if satisfied having regard to all the circumstances of the case that the variation or abrogation would unfairly prejudice the shareholders of the class represented by the applicant, disallow the variation or abrogation as the case may be and shall, if not so satisfied, confirm it, and the decision of the Court shall be final.

(5) The company shall within fourteen days after the making of an order by the Court on any such application lodge an office copy of the order with the Registrar and if default is made in complying with this provision the company and every officer of the company who is in default shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.

Penalty: Two thousand ringgit. Default penalty.

(6) The issue by a company of preference shares ranking pari passu with existing preference shares issued by the company shall be deemed to be a variation of the rights attached to those existing preference shares unless the issue of the first-mentioned shares was authorized by the terms of issue of the existing preference shares or by the articles of the company in force at the time the existing preference shares were issued.

(7) For the purposes of this section the alteration of any provision in the memorandum or articles of a company which affects or relates to the manner in which the rights attaching to the shares of any class may be varied or abrogated shall be deemed to be a variation or abrogation of the rights attached to the shares of that class.

(8) This section shall not operate so as to limit or derogate from the rights of any person to obtain relief under section 181.