Covid-19 Related Announcements
This section provides all capital market announcements related to Covid-19 and the Movement Control Order (MCO) issued by the SC and other financial authorities.

Market Trading/Operations

23 March 2020
The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and Bursa Malaysia Berhad (Bursa Malaysia) today announced that short-selling will be temporarily suspended until 30 April 2020.

19 March 2020
Containing Covid-19 is a top priority for the Government, facilitated by a fully-functioning financial system, including the stock market. The regulators, Exchange and market participants can fully function and support the marketplace while abiding by the Movement Control Order.

Relief Measures for Capital Market

7 April 2020
The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC)’s Audit Oversight Board (AOB) today issued a circular to auditors and audit committees regarding the importance of ensuring high quality of audit on financial reports of Public Interest Entities (PIEs) in light of the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

26 March 2020
The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) announced today that it has approved additional measures by Bursa Malaysia Berhad (Bursa Malaysia) to assist market participants in this volatile and challenging market environment.

24 March 2020
The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) announced further relief measures today, which will immediately benefit 231 licensed entities, 30 registered audit firms and 9663 licensed individuals.

20 March 2020
The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) today announced that it will grant flexibilities for capital market participants in meeting selected regulatory requirements, in view of Covid-19 and the implementation of the Movement Control Order (“MCO”) between 18 to 31 March 2020.

17 March 2020
Following the introduction of the Movement Control Order (“MCO”) that will take effect 18 to 31 March 2020 (“Restricted Period”), the Securities Commission Malaysia (“SC”) and Bursa Malaysia Berhad (“Bursa”) are allowing listed issuers greater flexibility on the timing of annual general meetings (AGMs) and issuance of quarterly and annual reports.

27 February 2020
The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) is working with the Government and other relevant parties to implement capital market-related measures announced in the economic stimulus package by YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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