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ACT 125
COMPANIES ACT 1965 (REVISED - 1973)
PART V - MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
DIVISION 1 - OFFICE AND NAME

 
Section 121. Publication of name.
 
Section 121. Publication of name. (COMPANIES ACT 1965 (REVISED - 1973) - ACT 125) (1) The name of the company (whether or not it is carrying on business under a business name) in legible romanized letters and the company number of the company shall appear on—

    (a) its seal; and

    (b) all business letters, statements of account, invoices, official notices, publications, bills of exchange, promissory notes, endorsements, cheques, orders, receipts and letters of credit of or purporting to be issued or signed by or on behalf of, the company,

and if default is made in complying with this subsection the company shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.

(1A) Where a company has changed its name pursuant to section 23, the former name of the company shall also appear beneath its present name on all documents, business letters, statements of account, invoices, official notices, publications, bills of exchange, promissory notes, endorsements, cheques, orders, receipts and letters of credit of, or purporting to be issued or signed by or on behalf of, the company for a period of not less than twelve months from the date of the change, and if default is made in complying with this subsection the company shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.

(2) If an officer of a company or any person on its behalf—

    (a) uses or authorizes the use of any seal purporting to be a seal of the company whereon its name does not so appear;

    (b) issues or authorizes the issue of any business letter, statement of account, invoice, official notice or publication of the company wherein its name and former name (if applicable) is not so mentioned; or

    (c) signs issues or authorizes to be signed or issued on behalf of the company any bill of exchange, promissory note, cheque or other negotiable instrument or any endorsement, order, receipt or letter of credit wherein its name and former name (if applicable) is not so mentioned,

he shall be guilty of an offence against this Act, and where he has signed, issued or authorized to be signed or issued on behalf of the company any bill of exchange, promissory note or other negotiable instrument or any endorsement thereon or order wherein that name and former name (if applicable) is not so mentioned, he shall in addition be liable to the holder of the instrument or order for the amount due thereon unless it is paid by the company.

Name to be displayed on all offices

(3) Every company shall paint or affix and keep painted or affixed on the outside of every office or place in which its business is carried on, in a prominent position in romanized letters easily legible its name, and also, in the case of the registered office, the words "Pejabat Yang Didaftarkan" and if it fails so to do the company shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.

Penalty: One thousand ringgit. Default penalty.

(4) In this section, "company number" means the number allocated by the Registrar to a company on its incorporation.