Securities Commission launches its inaugural corporate governance

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  • 06 May 2019 12:00 AM
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Securities Commission in Malaysia Launches Corporate Governance Monitor

The Securities Commission launched its inaugural corporate governance monitor to highlight the positive levels of adoption of most of the practices recommended in the Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance (MCCG). It said some of the main observations from the review in 2018 were that 27 of the MCCG best practices had an adoption level of more than 70%. This meant that more than 70% of the 841 listed companies had adopted these practices. “Listed companies generally provide disclosures which contained the minimum information required to explain the adoption or departure from the MCCG practices,” the SC report said. It said 131 listed companies disclosed the top five senior management remuneration in bands of RM50,000 and a further 25 listed companies disclosed the detailed remuneration of senior management on a named basis. “Malaysia made steady progress in terms of gender diversity on boards. Comparing figures between December 2016 and December 2018, there was a seven percentage point increase for the top 100 listed companies (from 16.6% to 23.68%) and a four percentage point increase (from 12% to 15.69%) for all listed companies,” it said. The SC said the target set in 2017 was to have no-all male boards in the top 100 listed companies by end of 2018 was achieved. In January 2018, the SC announced the seven top 100 listed companies with all male boards and these companies have since appointed a woman director on their board.

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