Membership categories

  1. There shall be three (3) categories of membership. These shall be ordinary members, associate members and affiliate members.
  2. Ordinary membership shall be open to business, unincorporated bodies of persons registered in Malaysia and individuals qualifying as:
    1. Online publisher
    2. Digital service provider/Specialists.

Each individually referred to as a Category and collectively referred to as the Categories.

  1. Ordinary membership shall include the right to belong to and to be a member of one or more Categories.
  2. Associate Members shall be open to any individual, firm, body established, incorporated or registered under the laws in Malaysia and is a party who are in the opinion of the Council involved or associated with the online publishing and advertising industry (including Advertisers / Brands) or the nature of their services justify them for admission to the Association. Associate Members may enjoy the privileges of ordinary members except that they may not vote or stand for election for any position at any General Meeting or be eligible to be nominated to the Council.
  3. Affiliate Members shall be open to any individual, firm, body established, incorporated or registered outside Malaysia and is a party who are in the opinion of the Council involved or associated with the online publishing and advertising industry (including Advertisers / Brands) or the nature of their services justify them for admission to the Association. Affiliate Members may enjoy the privileges of ordinary members except that they may not vote or stand for election for any position at any General Meeting or be eligible to be nominated to the Council.
  4. Application for membership shall be made in a form prescribed by the Council accompanied by the current prescribed entrance fee and basic annual subscription. Every application for membership shall be in writing containing such particulars as the Council may from time to time prescribe including the Category of Categories under which the applicant elects to belong to. For the avoidance of doubt an applicant may elect a Category or categories which relate to the applicant’s core activities.
  5. All applications for membership shall be submitted to and considered by the Council. The Council shall have the power without stating any reason to accept or reject the application for membership and such decision shall be final. The Secretary shall notify in writing any applicant of the Council’s decision on his application. The membership is deemed valid only when all fees as stipulated in Clause 7 has been received and shall be entitled to all the privileges of membership.
  6. It shall be a condition of membership that every Member shall agree to be bound by and comply with the Rules of the Association or any Standards of Practice and Ethical Conduct laid down by the Association.