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This Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to corporate governance in Malaysia published as part of the Lexology Getting the Deal Through series by Law Business Research (published: May 2020).
Authors: SKRINE—To’ Puan Janet Looi; Alia Abdullah
The corporate governance framework in Malaysia comprises laws, requirements and guidelines issued by the authorities to cover all listed and unlisted companies, with a particular focus on encouraging listed companies to adopt recommended corporate governance practices by using a ‘comply or explain’ approach. The primary sources are as follows.
Companies Act 2016
As Malaysia is a common law jurisdiction with its origins of law based on English common law, laws relating to the good governance of companies, such as directors’ duties, the rights of shareholders and accountability to shareholders and other stakeholders, can be found in case law and are also codified in the Companies Act 2016 (CA 2016). The CA 2016 came into force on 31 January 2017 and repealed the Companies Act 1965. It regulates the management, duties and accountability of directors, the rights of shareholders and the reporting and disclosure requirements for private, public and listed companies and corporations, including foreign companies
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