The membership benefits established at the ISP inception in 1919 continues to guide the roles of the Society today. Albeit updates and upgrades, the benefits remain strongly focused on nurturing a member’s personal and professional well-being.
INVOLVEMENT AT BRANCH
Members residing within the area of a Branch are automatically assigned by Headquarters to that Branch and will be able to participate in Branch activities. However, applicants can opt for the Branch of their choice.
All paid-up members are entitled to vote. (All life members shall be entitled to receive all the privilages of Ordinary membership of the society)
TRAINING AND EDUCATION
In and through its commitment to the training and education of Planters, the ISP is hugely motivated to promote top industry practices and qualifications. Members of the ISP have access to and are encouraged to be part of the Society’s professional development, networking and community enhancing initiatives.
1. PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
- Master in Plantation Management implemented with University Putra Malaysia.
- Professional ISP diploma through examinations leading to the LICENTIATE (LISP), ASSOCIATE (AISP) and FELLOW (FISP) titles.
- Professional ISP certificate level qualification through the (i) Certificate in Plantation
- Practices (CPP) and (ii) Certificate in Plantation Management (CPM).
2. TRAINING/SEMINARS/SHORT COURSES
- Plantation relevant courses offered in collaboration with professional bodies and academic institutions.
- Training for the ISP examinations are conducted by captains of the industry.
Whether offering scholarship to equip suitably-qualified individuals for the plantation and agriculture sector; or rewarding the success of a school leaver; the ISP is committed to providing members access to opportunities that further education.
- The ISP-EDUCATION FUND (ISP-EF) is a scholarship scheme awarded for the study of a tertiary level qualification in areas relevant to the plantation and agriculture industry.
- The fund is open to applicants who satisfy the application requirements of the fund as below: –
- Children of members-in-benefit and student members’ children
- Applicant have been offered tertiary education in any recognised Malaysian institutions of higher learning and have enrolled in agricultural plantation crops and related courses.
- Applicants will be governed by a set of criteria and conditions upon selection of such of funding for 3-4 years whichever is relevant.
2. EXCELLENCE AWARD
- The ISP Excellence Award recognises high achievers of the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examinations.
- The award is open to: –
- Children of members-in-benefit (paid-up members) with a minimum of 3 years continuous membership and ISP staff, confirmed and with a minimum of 3 years’ service with ISP prior to the examination date.
- Also including legally adopted children and children of ISP staff.
- Candidates must have obtained a minimum of 8A’s in SPM for the relevant year.
- Executive Committee will decide and elect the winners and its decision will be final and shall not be challenge. Appeals will not be entertained.
- Only certified true copies of the results certified by the school Head Masters/Principle or Education Departments will be accepted for consideration. Photostat copies are not acceptable.
- Applications for the award should be received by the ISP Headquarters directly or via Branch Chairmen within one month from the announcement of the SPM results for the relevant tear.
- The applications for the award with the relevant result slips should be addresses to: The Chief Executive, ISP, P O Box 10262, 50708 Kuala Lumpur.
1. IMMEDIATE RELEASE FUND (IRF)
On the demise of an IRF member, the family members will be receiving an immediate
release fund of RM5,000.00 from ISP.
Dependents of ISP members’-in-benefits is eligible for this fund.
2. THE PLANTERS’ BENEVOLENT TRUST OF MALAYSIA FUND (PBTM)
The Planters’ Benevolent Trust of Malaysia (PBTM) was set up with the objective of helping planters who have fallen on hard times. To This end, The PBTM (Registered Trustees) was established in 1971, under Trustees (Incorporation) Ordinance, 1952 with the OBJECTIVE of relieving necessitous* persons who are or have been employed in an executive or managerial capacity in an enterprise within the Malaysian plantation industry and the wives, widows and children of such persons.
It must be emphasized that the Trust exists to help planters and their dependents in times of need. The Trust provides grants and allowances to necessitous persons and these are approved after careful scrutiny of the circumstances of the applicant: The Trustees must satisfy themselves that all potential recipients of the grants and allowances are in genuine difficulties, whether of temporary or long-term nature. The operative word here is Necessitous, meaning in dire need of financial assistance.
The Trust is administered under a Trust Deed by an independent Board of Trustees, consisting of representatives from the plantation industry appointed by the Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA) and The Incorporated Society of Planters (ISP) under the chairmanship of an independent party.
The Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer are responsible of the day-to-day running
of the Trust and its financial affairs, both functions currently performed by the ISP.
Necessitous persons who are or have been employed in an executive or managerial capacity in an enterprise within the Malaysian plantation industry and the wives, widows and chidren of such persons.
In dire need of financial help.