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IKM Gold Medal Award

ASSESSMENT
1) Upon receiving the nomination(s), the Council shall establish a Panel of Assessors, not later than 31 August.
2) The Panel of Assessors shall comprise the President and six eminent members of the Institute. The President shall be   the chairperson of the Panel. The Panel shall convene a meeting with at least five assessors present.
3) In the event that the President is unable to be the Chairperson of the Panel, the Vice President, or the Registrar, or a Council Member appointed by the Council, will act as the Chairperson.
4) The Honorary Secretary of the Institute shall be the Secretary of the Panel but with no voting right.
5) In the event that the Honorary Secretary is a nominee, or a proposer or seconder of nomination, then the Honorary Assistant Secretary shall be the Secretary of the Panel.
6) Nominees and persons who propose and second nominations cannot be appointed as assessors.
7) The Panel shall assess the nominees and make specific clear-cut recommendations to the Council for the award of the Gold Medals no later than 30 September.
8) The decision of the Panel shall be by simple majority. In the event that there is a tie, the Chairperson shall have an additional casting vote.
9) If, in the opinion of the Panel, there is no suitable candidate for the Award, no award shall be made that year
 
ENDORSEMENT BY THE COUNCIL
1) The Council, upon receiving recommendations from the Panel of Assessors, shall endorse or reject these recommendations.
2) Rejection of recommendation shall be by two-third majority of Council members present at the Council Meeting.
3) There shall not be shared award in either of the categories.
4) No person shall receive the award more than once.
5) The decision of the Council shall be final.
 
HONORARY IKM GOLD MEDAL
1) The Council may decide to award any person, the Honorary IKM Gold Medal for outstanding contribution to the profession of chemistry in Malaysia. Such decision by the Council shall be by two-thirds majority of the Council members present.
2) Such honorary awards carry no cash prize. A medal will be given and engraved with the words "Honorary IKM Gold Medal for Outstanding Contribution to the Profession of Chemistry in Malaysia" to be followed by the year of the award.
 
 PRESENTATION OF THE AWARD
1) The Award shall be presented to the recipients at the annual Malam Kimia or at any other function decided by the Council.
2) The Institute shall not pay for the expenses incurred by the recipients in attending the function to receive the Award.
 
AMENDMENTS TO THE RULES
These Rules of the Award can only be amended at a General Meeting.
 
RULES NOTES TO THE RULES
1) These Rules will become effective after being approved at the Annual General Meeting in 2002.
2) The Council also decided that Rule No. 23 shall apply to previous IKM Gold Medal Awardees which means that they would not be considered for the Award again.
 
THE AWARD
1) There shall be two annual “IKM Gold Medal” awards established, one for each of the following two categories:
    I. For excellence in chemical research and development
    II. For distinctive contribution to the professional chemistry in Malaysia
2) Two Medals, made of silver or other suitable metal an plated with gold, are to be given to two members of the institute, who according to the institute, have fulfilled the above criteria for the Awards; specifically, one for excellence in chemical research and development, and the other for distinctive contribution to the profession of chemistry in Malaysia.
3) Each Medal would be engraved the words IKM GOLD MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN CHEMISTRY, to be followed by the year of the awards.
4) Each recipient of the Award shall also receive a certificate and a cash prize of RM5,000.
 
NOMINATION
1) The Council shall invite nominations for the Award from members of the institute no late than 31 May each year.
2) Each member can only nominate up to a maximum of two nominees, one for each category.
3) All nominations must be seconded by another member of the Institute and shall be accompanied by a supporting statement, and the biography and recent photograph (passport size) of the nominee. The nominee shall include in his/ her biography, his/ her achievements, national and international contribution in chemistry, academic contribution in chemistry and list of publications (were applicable) 
4) Nomination must be made on the IKM GOLD MEDAL Nomination Form obtainable from the Institute or its website
5) Nominations are only valid with the consent of the nominees.
6) All nominations must reach the IKM Secretariat latest by 5.00 pm on 15 July each year.
 
The award presentation by the Minister of MOSTI, YB Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau to DCP (R) Dato' Dr Yew Choong Hooi, the recipient of IKM Gold Medallist at Malam Kimia 2016.
 
The award presentation by the Deputy Minister of MOSTI, YB Datuk Wira Dr Abu Bakar bin Mohamad Diah to Mr N Hithaya Jeevan, the recipient of IKM Gold Medallist at Malam Kimia 2015.
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