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               Hi Everyone,

                        019 has been an eventful and colourful year. June 2019 saw a new line up of Council Members. The
                        new council will be introduced in this issue. The new line up coupled with the new Editorial Team has
                        brought us to the selection materials for this issue.
                        The main highlight as it has always been with the new line up of Councillors is the interview with the
              2President, Sr Kwan Hock Hai. Our warm and easily approachable President showed leadership even as
                        early as his childhood days. Sr Kwan is a former Kajang High School Head Prefect, and has held many
               executive positions in Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) and also has served various committees in
               the Board of Quantity Surveyor Malaysia (BQSM). Read more about him inside.
               Next we move on to the Peer Review Articles section. The first article is on “Mixed Use Development in Malaysia”.
               Stratified development has become the popular choice amongst the urban population in Malaysia leading to the
               development of mixed use development in view of the limited supply of land and the maximisation of return to
               the developer. However, there seem to be a lack of awareness of the governing provisions with respect to the
               management of the units of the mixed use development amongst the parcel owners as well as the managers.
               This paper attempts to highlight the current structure of provisions for the management of stratified properties in
               Malaysia and establish the likely issues faced in the management of the mixed use development.

               The second article is on the potential of the digital camera being used to improve the methods of data acquisition
               and processing techniques. This research assesses the accuracy of data based on standard deviation and RMSE
               of the 3D indoor model. The third article under this section is “Investigation of Ethical Decision Making Towards
               Ethical Issues in the Construction Industry”.
               Under the Professional Practice section, we feature : “Retrospective No More - The Construction Industry
               Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 Moves Forward”.
               As mentioned earlier, 2019 was an eventful and colourful year filled with lots of activities by the different divisions
               and branches in RISM. The second half of 2019 events covered in this issue includes the the main events held
               at Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur between the 20th to 22nd of June, 2019. Starting with the 21ST INTERNATIONAL
               SURVEYORS’ CONGRESS, the event continued with the RISM 58TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and finally
               ended on a high note with the 58TH ANNUAL DINNER, held at the same venue on  22nd June 2019. The annual
               dinner has been graced by our Royal Patron His Royal Highness the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris
               Shah Alhaj Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Alhaj.

               Another international congress was held in August 2019. The 23rd PAQS Congress was held from 26th to 27th
               August 2019 in at Pullman Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak. The Congress which was jointly organised by RISM and
               BQSM was successfully held with 550 delegates participating, which includes 250 international delegates.

               December 2019 was another successful month for RISM. Beginning with the meeting with permanent mission of
               Malaysia to the United Nations at the United Nations Headquaters, New York on 4th December 2019. Apart from
               visiting the UN, delegates from RISM were also taken to a few other interesting sites in the United States.
               Events for 2019 ended with a healthy activity, badminton! RISM Sports & Social Committee has organized the
               Badminton Tournament 2019 on 07th December 2019 at Sunsuria Avenue Sports Complex, Kota Damansara.
               17 teams participated in this event and six medal events are contested in badminton including four individual
               events:Singles and Doubles for both men and women, Mixed Doubles and a Senior Doubles.
               Enjoy your read! We at the Editorial Board wishes everyone a Happy New Year.
               May 2020 be a great year for all of us.

                                                                                       Sr Ina Abu Bakar
                                                                                              Editorial Board
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