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Securities Commission urges businesses to value creation, not short-term gains

Ooi Tee Ting from The New Straits Times writes the Securities Commission (SC) will introduce the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia later this year — a key benchmark in an effort to strengthen board effectiveness in public-listed companies.

SC chairman Tan Sri Ranjit Ajit Singh, in his keynote address on the second day of International Corporate Governance Network (IGCN) Annual Conference 2017 here today, urged businesses to prioritise value creation over short-term gains.

AEC may not achieve economic integration by 2025

Kuala Lumpur: CIMB Group Holdings Bhd chairman Datuk Seri Nazir Razak has expressed doubt over the Asean Economic Community’s (AEC) ability to achieve its targeted regional economic integration by 2025.

This is because the “so-called Asean way of doing things” is hindering the progress of achieving it, he told the audience at the three-day International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) annual conference yesterday.

Institutional investors can exercise rights in addressing governance issues

“The changes include board independence, board diversity and its experience,” Wan Kamaruzaman told a press conference in conjunction with the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) Annual Conference 2017.

He said since the ICGN had made some revisions in the ICGN Global Governance Principles this year, it was vital for Malaysia to align itself and keep up with the global standards. “Notably, as institutional investors, we have observed that some listed firms do not have enough independent directors and some have been on the board for too long,” he noted.

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