SC Wins Insider Trading Civil Suit against Patimas Computers Berhad Former Executive Director

Dato' Ng Back Heang ordered to pay the SC a total of RM2.04 million

Kuala Lumpur, 17 November 2022

The High Court, on 16 November 2022, found that the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) had successfully proven its claim in a civil suit against Dato' Ng Back Heang (Ng), a former executive director of Patimas Computers Berhad (Patimas) for insider trading.

Ng, 68, was ordered to pay to the SC a sum of RM1.24 million which is three times the losses he avoided as a result of the insider trading.

The case was heard by Judicial Commissioner Tuan Muhammad Amin Wan Yahya, who found that Ng had breached Section 188(2)(a) of the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007.

Ng was also ordered to pay a civil penalty of RM700,000 to the SC. He is barred from being appointed as a director of a public listed company for five years, beginning from today. The High Court also granted the SC RM100,000 in costs.

The breach occurred when Ng disposed 16.5 million Patimas shares that he owned between May to July 2012, while in possession of material non-public information. The said information was in relation to audit queries and issues about suspicious transactions between Patimas and its top debtors.

Insider trading continues to be a high priority for the SC. The judgment sends a strong and clear message to the public that insider trading where inside information is misused for personal gain will not be tolerated by the SC.

This is the second successful claim by the SC against a former director of Patimas for insider trading. In April this year, the SC’s civil claim against the former Deputy Chairman of Patimas, Datuk Raymond Yap Wee Hin, was allowed and the High Court ordered Yap to pay to the SC a sum of RM3.28 million, which was three times the loss avoided by him as a result of insider trading activities, as well as a civil penalty of RM1 million.


about the SC
The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) was established on 1 March 1993 under the Securities Commission Act 1993 (SCA). We are a self-funded statutory body entrusted with the responsibility to regulate and develop the Malaysian capital market.

General Line: +603-6204 8000
General Email: [email protected]
© Copyright Securities Commission Malaysia.  Contact Us   |    Disclaimer   |   The site is best viewed using Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome with minimum resolution of 1280x1024
Generic Popup