History

It started in the early year of 1994 with two co founder Dr. G. Baskaran and Dr. Fuzina Nor Hussein wanting to form an Association of Laboratory Animal Science in Malaysia. Drafting the constitution of the Association was a tough and challenging as many things need to be done, so the Pro-team for the first Laboratory Animal Science Association of Malaysia was formed and the Exco Members was Dr. G. Baskaran as the President, Dr. Fuzina Nor Hussein was the Vice President, Mr. Low Kiat Cheong @ Michael was the Secretary, Mr. Vivian Jacob Gomes was the Assistant Secretary, Dr. Naseem Bibi bt. Malik as the Treasurer, Mr. Leong Kum Loong and Mr. James Thangaprakasam as Committee Members and lastly Dr. P.G. Joseph as the Editor. The first meeting was held on the 14th May, 1994 at Animal Resource Center, Institute of Medical Research, Kuala Lumpur.

Submission of the first constitution of Laboratory Animal Science Association of Malaysia (LASAM) and in the National language of Malaysia are call “Persatuan Sains Haiwan Makmal Malaysia” to the Registrar of Society of Malaysia (ROS) was submitted on the 14th July, 1995. At the same year the association was approved and allowed to convene is business.

The first official Annual General Meeting and election of the official office bearer was held on the 12th October, 1995 at Pusat Pengajian Haiwan, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya with a total of 19 members register on the day itself. There are 5 members from University of Malaya, 3 members from Institute of Medical Research, 7 members from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 2 members from Universiti Sains Malaysia, 1 members from Sungai Buluh, Leprosy Centre, Selangor and 1 members from National University of Singapore. The elected office bearer then was Dr. G. Baskaran as President from University of Malaya, Dr. Mohd Zaini Asmawi as Vice-President from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Mr. Low Kiat Cheong as Honorary Secretary from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Mr. Vivian Jacob Gomes as Hon. Assistant Secretary from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Dr. Naseem Bibi Bt. Malik as the Honorary Treasurer from Institute for Medical Research, Mr. Shaari bin Manas as Hon. Assistant Treasurer from Institute for Medical Research, Dr. Afifi Sheikh Abu Bakar as Honorary Editor from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Dr. Azizuddin bin Kamaruddin  and Mr. Mat Ali from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia as Exco Committee Members. Dr. Fuzina Nor Hussein from Institute of Medical Research was elected as Committee Members replacing Dr. Azizuddin bin Kamaruddin from University of Malaya on the 3rd Ogos, 1996.


Current Status

In the year of 2013, there will be an election of office bearer and it will be the 18th Annual General Meeting of the Laboratory Animal Science Association of Malaysia to be held in 19th August, 2013.

At present the office bearer are Associate Professor Dr. Abdul Rahim Mutalib as Honorary President from Universiti Putra Malaysia, Dr. Fuzina Nor Hussein as Honorary Vice-President from Universiti Putra Malaysia, Mr. Low Kiat Cheong as Honorary Secretary from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Puan Anee Suryani Sued as Honorary Assistant Secretary from Forest Research Institute of Malaysia, Mr. Rahmat Mohd Ali as Honorary Treasurer from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Dr. Anisah bt. Nordin as Honorary Assistant Treasurer from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Professor Dr. Ruszymah bt. Idrus  as Honorary Editor from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Dr. John Shia Kwong Siew as Exco Committee Member from Universiti Teknologi MARA, Dr. Dorothy Kirubai A/P Simon Devasagayam as Exco Committee Member from Institute for Medical Research, Associate Professor Dr. Goh Yong Meng as Co-op Exco Committee member from Universiti Putra Malaysia, Dr. Kiew Lik Voon as Co-op Exco Committee member from University of Malaya and lastly Mr. Desmond Lee Kok Beng as Co-op Exco Committee member from non-government organization.


Constitution of LASAM
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