The Malaysian Association of Social Workers had its 44th Annual General Meeting at Crystal Crown Hotel, Petaling Jaya, on Saturday 13 May 2017, attended by 24 members, and 9 non-members.

Before the AGM, the outgoing President, Mr Teoh Ai Hua gave a Special Address entitled “Eight Years in Thirty Minutes” to describe his tenure of 8 years heading the Association since he was recruited into the Executive Committee. He expressed his gratitude in being able to play a significant role in the development of the National Competency Standards for Social Work Practice and the drafting of the Social Work Profession Bill as well as the competency framework training programmes funded by UNICEF, and the eventual launch of the Diploma in Social Work Programme at Methodist College Kuala Lumpur. It has been an exciting and inspiring period of growth and movement for the Association and he hopes the new line-up of committee members will continue to raise the image and impact of the profession and the Association.

A new line-up of committee members were elected for the term 2019 - 2021:

President: Dr. Mohd Suhaimi Muhammad
Vice President: Mrs Amy Bala
Hon. Secretary: Ms Tina Yap
Hon. Asst Secretary Datin Rodhiah Zakaria
Hon Treasurer Mr Lim Yeong Yeong
Ex-Co Members Prof Dr Azlinda bt Azman
Ex-Co Members Dr Noralina Omar
Ex-Co Members Ms Elsie Lee
Ex-Co Members Mr Teoh Ai Hua
Internal Auditors: Dr Chan Soak Fong
En Mohd Iqbal Haqim Mohd Nor

Past Presidents

Prof Dr Ismail Baba 2017-2019
Teoh Ai Hua 2011-2013,2013-2015,2015-2017
Amy T.K. Jones 2005-2007
Elsie Lee 2001-2003, 2003-2005, 2007-2009
K.N. Singham 1999-2001
Associate Professor Siti Hawa Ali 1995-1997
Puan Hjh Umi Kalthum Abdul Karim 1993-1995
Tuan Hj Hitam Chik 1991-1993
Anthony Tan 1987-1989, 1997-1999
Dato’ Mohamad Hussain 1985-1987
Mohd Hassan Hj Ngah Mahmud 1981-1982
Dato’ Adnan Hj Abdullah 1978-1981
Puan Sri Chong Eu Ngoh 1975-1978
Muhammad Mohd Nor 1974-1975
Datuk Abdullah Malim Baginda 1973-1974, 1982-1985, 1989-1991

MASW would like to thank all the members and friends who attended the talk and the AGM. We sadly missed a number of our senior members who have passed on, namely Mr. Peter Jeshurun, Associate Prof. Dr. Faizah Yunus, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Angeline Cheah Soo Bee, Mr. Anthony Tan, Mr. R.S. Vengadesan, Miss P.C. Sushama and Tuan Haji Hitam bin Chik.

We greatly appreciate the presence of our 92 years old Life Member, Ms Katherine Alves, a retired medical social worker who took a cab to attend the AGM. Her dedication and commitment to the profession and to the Association serves as an inspiration to fellow members.


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National Competency Standards
for Social Work Practice

  1. Enhancing Social Work Professionalism
  2. Joint Statement


  • Be an active advocate for professional competencyin social work practice, education and research
  • To be a relevant forum for assessing, identifying and managing social problems
  • To be an effective resource of professional support to its members
  • To participate dynamically in networkingwith government and non-government agencies locally and internationallyin the pursuit of professional competency in all areas of social work.


  • To seek professional competency in social work practice, education and research.