(1) If in the case of any corporation incorporated or registered under this or any corresponding previous written law the memorandum or articles or any other document relating to the corporation filed or lodged with the Registrar has been lost or destroyed, the corporation may apply to the Registrar for leave to lodge a copy of the document as originally filed or lodged.
(2) On such application being made the Registrar may direct notice thereof to be given to such persons and in such manner as he thinks fit.
(2A) Where the Registrar has reasonable cause to believe that a document in relation to a corporation filed or lodged with him has been lost or destroyed, he may by notice in writing direct the corporation to lodge a copy of the document and the corporation or any officer of the corporation shall, within fourteen days after the service of the notice or such longer period as the Registrar may allow, comply with the direction of the Registrar.
(3) Where the Registrar is satisfied of or has reasonable cause to believe—
(a) the loss or destruction of the original document;
(b) the correctness of the date of filing or lodgment thereof with him; and
(c) the correctness of the copy of the document produced to him,
the Registrar may certify the same upon the copy and direct that the copy be lodged in the manner required by law in respect of the original.
(4) Upon the lodgment the copy for all purposes shall, from such date as is mentioned in the certificate as the date of the filing or lodging of the original with the Registrar, have the same force and effect as the original.
(5) The Court may, by order upon application by any person aggrieved and after notice to any other person whom the Court directs, confirm, vary or rescind the certificate and the order may be lodged with the Registrar and shall be registered by him, but no payments, contracts, dealings, acts and things made, had or done in good faith before the registration of the order and upon the faith of and in reliance upon the certificate shall be invalidated or affected by the variation or rescission.
(6) No fee shall be payable upon the lodging of a document under this section.
(7) If default is made in complying with the direction of the Registrar under subsection (2A), the corporation and any officer of the corporation who is in default shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.
Penalty: Five thousand ringgit. Default penalty.