ACCA has 70,000 worldwide members and are not allowed to directly elect any officeholders. The ACCA is run on a colonial model with control resting in London. Rather than decentralizing and permitting members to run the local profession to meet local needs, ACCA's management has hoisted the International Assembly upon members. It has no powers and serves no purpose. Its membership is not entirely elected as the Head office appoints a number of its members. Some of the candidates (see below) for the 2000 election had prior relationship with ACCA management. There is no Register of International Assembly Members' interests. The ACCA management treats the Association as a private fiefdom and ensures that its stooges get elected.
ACCA management could not get enough people to come forward and stand for elections. Only six jurisdictions could hold elections. Members do not support the Assembly. 70,000 members were invited to vote at a cost of around £70,000. Only 2,200 voted. Due to special circumstances, the voting in Malaysia was heavy and accounted for 1,464 (67%) of all the votes cast.
James Woodward 62 votes
Abdul Rahim Hamid
Yong Phie Loong 573 votes
Deelchand Jeeha 48 votes
M O A R Medani 39 votes
George Thomas 70 votes
George Varghese 7 Votes
The annual cost of hosting the International Assembly meeting, flight costs, hotels for Assembly members and their spouses adds up to more than £80,000. At a total cost of £150,000 the Assembly serves no useful purpose whatsoever. ACCA members can think of more useful ways of spending money!
Only a decentralized ACCA can enable members to run the Association
in their own interests. But the ACCA management is not going to let go.
How long will the non-Uk members continue to be treated as inferior and
accept the colonial rule from London?