ACT 125

Section 16. Registration and incorporation.
(1) Persons desiring the incorporation of a company shall lodge the memorandum and the articles, if any, of the proposed company with the Registrar together with the other documents required to be lodged by or under this Act, and the Registrar on payment of the appropriate fees shall subject to this Act register the company by registering the memorandum and articles, if any.Statutory declarations

(2) The person named in the articles as the first secretary of the company shall lodge with the Registrar a declaration in the prescribed form stating that all or any of the requirements of this Act have been complied with and containing such information as may be prescribed, and the Registrar may accept such a declaration as sufficient evidence of compliance.

(3) (Deleted by Act A836).

Subscriber to lodge statutory declaration

(3A) Every promoter of a proposed company who is a natural person shall before the incorporation of the company make and lodge with the Registrar and the Official Receiver a statutory declaration in the form prescribed by regulations that he will not be acting in contravention of sections 125 and 130.

Certificate of incorporation

(4) On the registration of the memorandum the Registrar shall certify under his hand and seal that the company is on and from the date specified in the certificate incorporated, and that the company is—

    (a) a company limited by shares;

    (b) a company limited by guarantee;

    (c) a company limited both by shares and guarantee; or

    (d) an unlimited company.

as the case may be, and where applicable, that it is a private company.

Effect of incorporation

(5) On and from the date of incorporation specified in the certificate of incorporation but subject to this Act the subscribers to the memorandum together with such other persons as may from time to time become members of the company shall be a body corporate by the name contained in the memorandum capable forthwith of exercising all the functions of an incorporated company and of suing and being sued and having perpetual succession and a common seal with power to hold land but with such liability on the part of the members to contribute to the assets of the company in the event of its being wound up as is provided by this Act.

Members of company

(6) The subscribers to the memorandum shall be deemed to have agreed to become members of the company and on the incorporation of the company shall be entered as members in its register of members, and every other person who agrees to become a member of a company and whose name is entered in its register of members shall be a member of the company.

(7) The Registrar shall not register a memorandum and articles, if any, of a proposed company unless the memorandum or articles contain the names of at least two persons who are to be the first directors of the proposed company.

(8) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Act or any rule of law, the Registrar shall refuse to register the memorandum of a proposed company if he is satisfied that—

    (a) the proposed company is likely to be used for unlawful purposes or any purpose prejudicial to or incompatible with peace, welfare, security, public order, good order or morality in Malaysia; or

    (b) it would be prejudicial to national security or public interest for the proposed company to be registered.