Governing Bodies

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Bursa Malaysia and FTSE4Good have taken various steps to promote sustainable practices amongst the listed issuers. In order to encourage the listed issuers in Malaysia to further enhance their sustainability reporting, Bursa Malaysia had launched the CSR guidelines and sustainability portal in 2015.


PDB had successfully improved its Environmental, Social and Governance ("ESG") rating and is now a FTSE4Good constituent starting December 2015. With this recognition from Bursa Malaysia and FTSE4Good, PDB has proven to be a responsible corporate citizen to its shareholders.

The Minority Shareholders Watch Group ("MSWG") was established as a government initiative in the year 2000 as part of a broader capital market framework to protect the interest of minority shareholders through shareholder activism. It is one avenue of market discipline to encourage good governance amongst public listed companies with the objective of raising shareholder value over time.

Over the years MSWG has evolved into an independent research organisation on corporate governance matters. MSWG provides a platform and a collective voice to both retail and institutional minority shareholders, and it advises on voting at general meetings of public listed companies. This has been the first step towards encouraging shareholder activism without recourse to the courts.

Securities Commission Malaysia
The Securities Commission Malaysia ("SC") is a statutory body entrusted with the responsibility of regulating and systematically developing the Malaysia’s capital markets. It has direct responsibility in supervising and monitoring the activities of market institutions and regulating all persons licensed under the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007.

The SC’s objective, as stated in its mission statement, is to promote and maintain fair, efficient, secure and transparent securities and futures markets and to facilitate the overall development of an innovative and competitive capital market.
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