Rules of the Tan Sri Datuk Amar Stephen KT Yong & Tan Sri Datuk Law Hieng Ding Awards
- There shall be established two annual IKM Awards, one for each of the following:
- Tan Sri Datuk Amar Stephen K T Yong Award for distinctive contribution to development in certain industrial sectors in Malaysia
- Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Law Hieng Ding Award for distinctive contribution to chemical education and/or public understanding of chemistry in Malaysia
- These two Awards are to be given to two members of the Institute, who, according to the Institute, have fulfilled the above criteria for the Awards.
- Each recipient of the Award shall receive a certificate and a cash prize of RM 1,000.
- The Council shall invite nominations for the Awards from members of the Institute no later than 31 May each year.
- Each member can only nominate up to a maximum of two nominees, one for each Award.
- All nominations must be seconded by another member of the Institute and shall be accompanied by a supporting statement, and the biography and a recent photograph (passport size) of the nominee. The nominee shall include in his/her biography, his/her achievements, contributions to certain industrial sectors in Malaysia or contributions to chemistry education and/or public understanding of chemistry (where applicable).
- Nominations must be made on the "IKM AWARDS" Nomination Form obtainable from the Institute or its website.
- Nominations are only valid with the consent of the nominees.
- All nominations must reach the IKM Secretariat latest by 5.00 p.m. on 15 July each year.
- Upon receiving the nomination(s), the Council shall establish a Panel of Assessors, no later than 31 August.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Honorary Secretary of the Institute shall be the Secretary of the Panel but with no voting right.
- 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.
- Nominees and persons who propose and second nominations cannot be appointed as assessors.
- The Panel shall assess the nominees and make specific clear-cut recommendations to the Council for the award of the Awards no later than 30 September.
- 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.
- 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
- The Council, upon receiving recommendations from the Panel of Assessors, shall endorse or reject these recommendations.
- Rejection of recommendation shall be by two-third majority of Council members present at the Council Meeting.
- There shall not be shared award in either of the Awards.
- No person shall receive the award more than once.
- The decision of the Council shall be final.
Presentation of the Award
- The Award shall be presented to the recipients at the annual Malam Kimia or at any other function decided by the Council.
- The Institute shall not pay for the expenses incurred by the recipients in attending the function to receive the Award.
Amendments to the Rules
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- These Rules of the Awards can be amended at a Council Meeting.