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The SC’s commitment to fostering transparency, openness, and trust has been demonstrated through its robust media engagement activities throughout the year. In 2023, the SC issued 58 media releases, hosted eight press conferences and background briefings, and conducted 25 interviews with various media outlets. These efforts aim to ensure that accurate and timely information about the SC’s initiatives and decisions are disseminated to the public.
Furthermore, 36 speeches by the SC Chairman and Senior Management team were shared with the press, allowing for greater access to the SC’s key messages and priorities. The SC also issued press statements on significant events and developments, including the launch of Ekonomi MADANI, Invest Malaysia New York 2023 and Budget 2024. These press statements served as concise summaries of the SC’s position and provided important context for the public and media to understand the rationale of these initiatives.
To nurture closer relationships with the media, regular visits to prominent media outlets were organised. In 2023, the SC organised three visits to various media outlets, allowing the SC to engage with journalists and editors in person. The SC visited The Edge and the New Straits Times Press, as well as state media agencies to forge relationships as well as engage in potential strategic partnerships.
Additionally, the SC30 Golf Tournament provided an avenue for networking and informal discussions, further strengthening the relationship between the SC and the media industry.
The SC’s media engagement strategy extended beyond mere reporting; it aimed to establish thought leadership through the regular contributions of op-ed articles by the SC’s Executive Team. In 2023, the SC contributed 10 op-ed articles to prominent publications, sharing insights on various topics and industry trends such as sustainability, audit, and investor education. These articles not only allowed the SC to showcase its expertise and vision but also provided valuable insights to shape public discourse on matters related to its mandate and responsibilities.
One of the cornerstones of the SC’s media engagement activities was its commitment to investor education and protection. The SC spearheaded various media campaigns aimed at raising awareness about financial literacy and educating the public on how to identify and avoid investment scams. In 2023, targeted efforts were made through print, online and broadcast media to communicate with the public in rural communities and underserved areas.
By actively engaging with the media, the SC ensures that accurate and timely information is disseminated to the public, promoting a better understanding of its work and enhancing its credibility as a trusted, transparent and approachable regulator.

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