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PETALING JAYA: Bursa Malaysia Bhd has issued a consultation paper seeking public feedback on the proposed amendments relating to its depository regulations in order to facilitate a suite of central depository system (CDS) eServices for individual depositors.
It said in a statement today that the new CDS eServices will be offered in two stages, Release 1 and Release 2.
“Rolled out yesterday, Release 1 allows depositors to perform various depository services via their smartphones such as viewing the balance shareholdings of their direct CDS accounts, accessing monthly statements, updating specific depositors’ particulars and receiving notifications in relation to their shareholdings,” it said.
Bursa is seeking public feedback on its depository regulation to facilitate additional features of Release 2 that will allow individual depositors to perform various functions. It aims to roll out Release 2 by year-end.
The function that will be included in Release 2 would allow users to open new CDS accounts, reactivate inactive or dormant CDS accounts and subscribe for initial public offerings and rights issue.
In addition, the updated function will also include the ability to transfer securities between depositors’ own CDS accounts with the authorised depository agents’ approval, make payment online to Bursa Depository for CDS related transactions and register for eDividend to receive cash dividends and other cash payments directly into depositor’s bank accounts.
The consultation paper is available at: http://www.bursamalaysia.com/market/regulation/rules/public-consultation/. Interested parties are invited to submit their comments and feedback to Bursa Malaysia by July 5, 2019.
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PETALING JAYA: The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has reprimanded three China-based companies for various breaches of securities laws.
The three companies are China Stationery Ltd (CSL), Xingquan International Sports Holdings Ltd (Xingquan) and Maxwell International Holdings Bhd (Maxwell), it said in a statement today.
The Commission also said that the retention of office by four of the directors in these companies are prejudicial to public interest.
The four individuals are CSL executive chairman and CEO Chan Fung @ Kwan Wing Yin, Xingquan executive chairman and CEO Datuk Wu Qingquan, Xingquan executive director Wu Lianfa and Maxwell non independent non-executive director Li Kwai Chun.
“In making this public statement under section 354(3)(f)(ii) of the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007 (CMSA) against the four directors, the SC took into consideration, among others, the seriousness of the breaches committed by these individuals,” it added.
SC noted that it had also reprimanded several individuals from the companies’ boards of directors and managements namely, CSL’s executive chairman and CEO Chan, former executive director Angus Kwan Chun Jut and former independent non-executive director Herman Widjaja, for furnishing false or misleading financial statements to Bursa Malaysia.
It also reprimanded Chan for causing two of CSL’s wholly-owned subsidiaries to be a guarantor for Chan’s personal loans, with the intention of causing wrongful loss to the said subsidiaries.
Chan and Angus were also reprimanded for failure to provide a response to the SC when served with written notices requesting for information.
Additionally, SC said it reprimanded Xingquan’s excutive chairman and CEO Datuk Wu Qingquan, executive director Wu Lianfa, former non-independent non-executive director Ng Sio Peng and former senior independent non-executive director Zhou Liyi.
SC said they had falsely recorded a loss of RMB415.7 million from the sale of inventory by Xingquan’s wholly owned subsidiary; furnishing to Bursa Malaysia a false agreement between the said subsidiary and a third party; furnishing false or misleading financial statements to Bursa Malaysia; and
recording cash and bank balances in eight bank accounts collectively belonging to Xingquan that were false or misleading.
In addition, Wu Qingquan and Wu Lianfa were also reprimanded for failure to provide a response to the SC when served with written notices requesting for information.
Xingquan had also committed breaches of the Bursa Malaysia Securities Main Market Listing Requirements, and actions had been taken by Bursa Malaysia.
Meanwhile, SC said it reprimanded Maxwell and Li, its president and executive director at the material time, independent non-executive director Su DeMou and former CFO Tan Swee Song for recording in Maxwell’s financial statements a payment of RMB45.60 million by Maxwell’s wholly-owned subsidiary, which information was false or misleading; and furnishing false or misleading financial statements to Bursa Malaysia.
In addition, Li was reprimanded for failing to appear before the SC’s Investigating Officer.
The SC also reprimanded Maxwell former CEO and executive director Xie Zhenan for furnishing false or misleading financial statements to Bursa Malaysia.
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