SC: Bursa to Ensure Systems Integrity and Reliability
30 July 2020   |   Kuala Lumpur

Following the trading halt on the local stock exchange on 16 July 2020, the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has reviewed the incident report and met with senior officials of Bursa Malaysia Berhad (Bursa Malaysia) to assess the measures being taken to address the situation.

This is the second system glitch resulting in a trading halt that has occurred in seven months. Trading was also halted in the last 15 minutes of trading hours on 19 December 2019.

"We take occurrences of technical glitch at our market infrastructures including Bursa Malaysia very seriously. In view of the critical role they play in our market, it is vital that their systems remain resilient and always available. It is important they adopt best practices and latest technology to ensure continued seamless market operations. The management of Bursa Malaysia has assured the SC that the problem has been rectified. Nonetheless, the SC has instructed Bursa to conduct a thorough systems review, including scalability, resilience and recoverability, to minimise the risk of further issues in the future,” said Datuk Syed Zaid, SC Chairman.

The SC will continue to closely engage with Bursa Malaysia, as well as other market participants and stakeholders to ensure that the overall trading ecosystem and market intermediaries are offering reliable service to investors and end users.
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(From left to right):
  1. Abayomi A. Alawode, Head of Islamic Finance, Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation, The World Bank Group
  2. Datuk Syed Zaid Albar, Chairman of the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC)
  3. Dr. Firas Raad, Country Manager for Malaysia, East Asia and Pacific, The World Bank Group 
  4. Datuk Zainal Izlan Zainal Abidin, Deputy Chief Executive of SC
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