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Corporate Governance-Related Enforcement Actions

The SC is committed towards effectively discharging its enforcement functions over all regulatory matters under its purview. The general jurisdiction of the SC relates to, in the primary market, fundraising exercises and takeovers and mergers and in the secondary market, the regulation of offences such as market manipulation, insider trading, false and misleading disclosures as well as compliance with accounting standards as prescribed by the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board.

SC’s Enforcement statistics

Profile of offences prosecuted by the SC (1999 – 2009)  
Information on enforcement activity by other key regulatory agencies involved in the regulation of corporate governance is available by contacting the relevant regulatory agencies directly –

  • The Companies Commission of Malaysia, which is the principal regulator for companies in Malaysia and is responsible for the administration of the Companies Act 1965.
  • Bank Negara Malaysia, which is, among others, the principal regulator for the regulation of financial institutions (banking institutions, merchant banks, finance companies, discount houses and money broking companies).
  • Bursa Malaysia, which is responsible for the front-line regulation of its members and of public listed companies.
  • The Royal Malaysian Police, which is, among others, responsible for the enforcement of the Penal Code.