ACT 125
COMPANIES ACT 1965 (REVISED - 1973)
PART X - WINDING UP
DIVISION 4 - PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO EVERY MODE OF WINDING UP
Subdivision (1) - General

 
Section 284. Books of company.
 
Section 284. Books of company. (COMPANIES ACT 1965 (REVISED - 1973) - ACT 125) (1) Where a company is being wound up all books and papers of the company and of the liquidator that are relevant to the affairs of the company at or subsequent to the commencement of the winding up of the company shall, as between the contributories of the company, be prima facie evidence of the truth of all matters purporting to be therein recorded.

(2) When a company has been wound up the liquidator shall retain the books and papers referred to in subsection (1) for a period of five years from the date of dissolution of the company and at the expiration of that period may destroy them.

Penalty: Two thousand ringgit.

(3) Notwithstanding subsection (2), when a company has been wound up the books and papers referred to in subsection (1) may be destroyed within a period of five years after the dissolution of the company—

    (a) in the case of a winding up by the Court, in accordance with the directions of the Court;

    (b) in the case of a members' voluntary winding up, as the company by resolution directs; and

    (c) in the case of a creditors' voluntary winding up, as the committee of inspection, or, if there is no such committee, as the creditors of the company direct.

(4) No responsibility shall rest on the company or the liquidator by reason of any such book or paper not being forthcoming to any person claiming to be interested therein if the book or paper has been destroyed in accordance with this section.