Technological Association Malaysia


The Oldest Technical Civil Society since 1946

The original Association was founded in Kuala Lumpur as far back as 1932, but it was short-lived.  It was revived in 1935 & 1937 in Perak & Selangor respectively, and continued to flourish until the Second World War.

Immediately after the World War II, attempts were made by the former members to resuscitate the association. Eventually, this led to the formation of The Technical Association of Malaya on 15 April 1946 with registration number, 250 (Selangor).  The Technical Association of Malaysia and Singapore had its name change approved as The Technical Association of Malaysia on 11 February 1970.

On 22 February 1974, the name was amended to The Technological Association of Malaysia to reflect the multi-professional memberships.  A national language name was adopted to become Persatuan Teknologi Malaysia (The Technological Association of Malaysia) on 26 July 1985.  Since 24 May 2012, the organisation has been known as Persatuan Teknologi Malaysia (Technological Association Malaysia).

On 23 April 2022, this learned society was verified by The Malaysia Book of Records as The Oldest Technical Civil Society” since 1946.

Malaysia Book of Records - the oldest technical civil society


1946 Mr. G.R. Percy, AMICE
1947 Mr. D.G. Mack, BE, AMICE
1948 Mr. K. Nankivell,BSc, DIC, AMICE
1949 Mr. R.J. Hollise Bee, MICE, ACGI, MIE (Aust), FGS, FRGS
1950 Mr. K. Nankivell, BSc, DIC, AMICE
1951 Mr. F.G. Egerton, CBE, MIEE
1952 Mr. J. Whyte, JP, AMIME
1953 Mr. E.L. Spooner Lillingston, BA Mech Sc (Cantab), AMIEE
1954 Mr. C.G. Harrison, AMIME, MIIE, AMIIA
1955 Mr. J. Sharples, BSc, ACGI, MIEE
1956 Mr. K. Nankivell, BSc, DIC, AMICE
1957 Mr. T.A.L. Concannon, FRIBA, TPI
1958-1959 Maj. W. Stubbs, JMN, CBE, MC, MIE
1960 Hj. Mohd. Yatim Bin Yahya
1961-1962 Mr. Chan Peng Kheun, MIME, AMIIE
1963 Mr. Kok Swee Tuk, KMN, PJK, B.Surv (Q’land), AIS (Aust), FIS (FM)
1964 Mr. Zahari Bin Hassan, PJK
1965-1966 Mr. Tan Soo Hai, PJK, BA, MCD, Dip.LD, AMTPI
1967-1968 Mr. V. Selvayanagam, AMN, MTAM
1969-1970 Mr. J.C. Mehra, BSc (Eng) Elect & Mech, MTAM
1971-1972 Mr. F.L. Cowie, CEng, DIC
1973-1974 Mr. Tan Soo Hai, PJK, BA, MCD, Dip.LD, AMTPI, FRGS, FTAM
1975-1976 Mr. Kok Swee Tuk, KMN, PJK, B.Surv (Q’land), AIS (Aust), FIS (FM), FTAM
1977-1978 Mr. S. Nadarajah, FICE, MIEM, FTAM
1979 Ir. Chan Choong Kong, BEng (Hons) M.Eng (Toronto), PEng, MIEM, FTAM
1980-1981 Mr. Khoo Ah Chai, FTAM
1982-1983 Mr. Tan Soo Hai, PJK, BA, MCD, Dip.LD, AMTPI, FRGS, FTAM
1984-1985 Ir. Choo Kok Beng, BSc, MIEM, FTAM, PEng
1986 Ir. Chan Choong Kong, BEng (Hons) M.Eng (Toronto), PEng, MIEM, FTAM
1987 Ir. Cheng Kim Hua, DHE, BE (Hons), ACMA (UK), PEng, MIEM, CEng, MICE, MIE (Aust), FTAM
1988 Mr. Lim Koon Beng, Dip.Eng, MTAM
1989-1990 Dr. Pretam Singh Dhillon, PJK, Dip.Eng UTM’48, FTAM, Hon.FIET (UK), MSIET
1991-1992 Ir. Yong Kee Chiang, BE (Auck), FIEM, MIES, PEng (M), PEng (S), FTAM, FIEEE
1993-1994 Ir. Ooi Kah Huat, BSc, FIEM, FTAM, MBIM, MASCE, MIE (Aust), PEng (M)
1995-1996 Ir. Hj. Mohd Mazlam, Dip Mech Eng, MSc Eng, MBA, PEng, FIEM, IEng, MIPlantE, FICE (M), FTAM
1997-1998 Ir. William Yau Kam Kok, BSc Chem Eng, PEng, FTAM
1999-2000 Ir. Chan Choong Cheong, KMN, AMN, PLP, PIS, BE (Hon), MPhil, FIEM, MICE, CEng, PEng, FTAM
2001-2002 Ir. Chin Joo Negan, PKT, PJK, BE (Hons), FTAM, MIEM, MICE
2003-2006 Prof. Ir. Dr. Ruslan Hassan, BEng, MS, PhD, DIS, PEng, FIEM, FTAM, FMSA, FASCE
2007-2010 Mr. Lee Siew Kee, Dip.Eng, MTAM, Hon.FTAM
2010-2015 Dato’ Ir. Fong Tian Yong, DIMP, JSM, KMN, AMN, SMJ, BE (Singapore), PEng, FIEM, ASEAN Engineer
2015-2019 Ts. Ir. Tang Heap Seng, PJK, BEng (Hons) (Malaya), FTAM, MIEM, PEng, P.Tech, ASEAN Engineer, ASEAN Eng Tech
2019-2022 Ts. Ir. Yam Teong Sian, BSc(Hons)(1st Class), Hon.FAFEO, FIEM, PEng (PC), FTAM, P.Tech, MMIM, ApecEng, IntPE(My), ACIArb, ASEAN Engineer, ASEAN Eng Tech, ASEAN Chartered PE, MAAET, Aff.M.ASCE
2022- Ts. Tung Chee Kuan, KMN, MSc (Iowa State), B.Eng (Hons) (UMIST), FTAM, ASEAN Eng Tech, P.Tech

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