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Submission of Unclaimed Monies to the Unclaimed Monies Division of the Accountant General’s Departme

Circular No 261/2019
Dated 26 Nov 2019

To Members of the Malaysian Bar

Submission of Unclaimed Monies to the
Unclaimed Monies Division of the Accountant General’s Department

A. Submission of Unclaimed Monies

We refer to Circular No 067/2017 entitled “Deadline to Submit Unclaimed Monies Extended to 31 May 2017”, dated 30 Mar 2017.

The Bar Council received an email from the Unclaimed Money Management Division (“UMMD”) of the Accountant General’s Department of Malaysia (“AGD”) dated 3 July 2019, stating that the deadline for submission of unclaimed monies to the Registrar (for the year ended 31 Dec 2018) was on 31 Mar 2019.  As the deadline has passed, Members are urged to submit unclaimed clients’ monies to UMMD soonest possible.  

Law firms should ensure that the following documents are in order for submission:

(1) Two original copies of Borang UMA-4 (Pin. 1/2018) — Serahan Wang Tak Dituntut; and
(2) One copy of Daftar Wang Tak Dituntut (Pin. 1/2018) — encrypted soft copy saved in a compact disc (“CD”); and
(3) Proof of payment to the Registrar’s bank account; and/or
(4) One original copy of Borang UMA-1 (Pin. 1/2018) — Firm’s Registration Form.

UMMD has revised its guidelines for the submission of unclaimed monies.  Please click here to view the updated guidelines (see pages 3 to 61). 

The relevant portion of the email from UMMD is reproduced below.

In light of the concerns pertaining to the form and details to be disclosed to UMMD with regard to submission of unclaimed monies, the Bar Council has decided that only the name and National Registration Identification Card (“NRIC”) number of the client need to be provided to UMMD. 

Prior to opening a new file, Members of the Bar may wish to consider obtaining a signed form from the client consenting to the release of any unclaimed monies to UMMD, in the event that Members are unable to contact the client or do not hear from the client for more than seven years.

Should you have any enquiries relating to the submission of unclaimed monies, please contact UMMD by email at akaun.bwtd@anm.gov.my.

B. Online Training on Management of Unclaimed Monies

UMMD has developed an online training module on the management of unclaimed monies, which is free of charge.  Please click here for details, and click here to view the registration guidelines.

If you have any enquiries relating to the online training or suggestions for how it can be improved, please contact UMMD by email at penguatkuasaan.bwtd@anm.gov.my.

Should you have any enquiries regarding this circular, please contact Malathi Mohan, Senior Officer by telephone at 03-2050 2150, or Raz Ida Nadira Razali, Officer at 03-2050 2090.  They can also be reached by email at lpc@malaysianbar.org.my.

Thank you.

Mohamad Ezri Abdul Wahab and Sarengapani K Rajoo
Co-Chairpersons
Legal Profession Committee


Tarikh: 3 Julai 2019

Dengan hormatnya saya merujuk perkara di atas.

Selaras dengan Seksyen 10 Akta Wang Tak Dituntut 1965, adalah menjadi tanggungjawab pihak syarikat/firma untuk membuat serahan WTD (bayaran WTD dan penyerahan dokumen WTD) kepada Pendaftar WTD selewat-lewatnya pada 31 Mac 2019. Memandangkan tarikh ini telah lepas, pihak syarikat/firma hendaklah membuat serahan WTD sesegera mungkin sebelum tindakan kompaun/denda dikenakan terhadap pihak syarikat/firma. Pihak syarikat/firma perlu memastikan serahan WTD kepada Pendaftar adalah lengkap dengan perkara berikut:

  1. Dua (2) salinan asal Borang UMA-4 (Pin.1/2018) - Serahan Wang Tak Dituntut; dan
  1. Satu (1) Salinan Daftar Wang TakDituntut (Pin. 1/2018) – encrypted softcopy yang disimpan dalam Compact Disc (CD); dan
  1. Bukti bayarankeAkaun Bank Pendaftar; dan/atau
  1. Satu (1) salinan asal Borang UMA-1 (Pin.1/2018) - Borang Pendaftaran Syarikat/Firma

Disertakan bersama-sama e-mel ini adalah Garis Panduan Serahan WTD perhatian dan tindakan tuan selanjutnya.

Sekiranya memerlukan keterangan lanjut, pihak tuan boleh menghubungi pejabat ini melalui e-mel akaun.bwtd@anm.gov.my.