Malaysia Conflict of Interest pursuant to Enhanced Listing Requirements Webinar

Bursa Malaysia recently introduced enhancements to its Conflict of Interest (COI) disclosure requirements for listed issuers. These enhancements, effective as of July 1, 2023, have significant implications for organizations. Non-compliance could result in substantial penalties.

This webinar was designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of these enhancements and their impact on organizations. Led by our Director, Corporate Secretarial, at BoardRoom Malaysia, Ms. Tan Ai Ning, and featuring guest speaker Ms. Yon See Ting from Christopher & Lee Ong, the session covered the following key topics:

Overview of Changes to Listing Requirements on Conflict of Interest (“COI”):

  • What are the amendments?
  • What is COI and Potential COI? Illustrated with examples.
  • Who is responsible for disclosing COI and Potential COI?
  • Implementation Timeline
  • Governance of COI

Legal Implications of COI: Legal Frameworks, Regulatory Challenges, and Consequences:

  • Key Requirements on COI according to the Companies Act 2016.
  • Understanding the legal implications and best practices.


Contact our Corporate Secretarial experts today for a discussion on how to adapt best practices to comply with the new requirements effectively, elevate your governance practices, foster accountability, and enhance investor confidence.


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Tan Ai Ning, Director, Corporate Secretarial, BoardRoom Malaysia

Ai Ning is a Chartered Secretary and obtained her qualifications from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), United Kingdom and a Fellow member of the Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA). She has over 25 years of experience in relation to corporate secretarial matters, compliance and requirements of private limited and public listed companies.

She has also been commissioned as a Consultant Editor to update the Malaysian component of a publication called Malaysian and Singapore Company Law and Practice by CCH.

Yon See Ting Profile

Yon See Ting, Partner, Christopher & Lee Ong

See Ting has more than 28 years of experience as a corporate lawyer in Malaysia, in advisory as well as transactional work, including leading negotiations and cross border exercises. She is ranked in Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners for both Corporate/M&A and Competition, named in Euromoney’s Women in Business Law Expert Guides 2022 for Corporate/M&A and Who’s Who Legal South East Asia 2022 for Competition and listed as a distinguished practitioner in Asialaw for Competition.

Since January 2021, she is a member of Bursa Securities’ Market Participants Committee which has oversight over compliance with Rules of Bursa Malaysia Securities. She is also a Securities Commission Malaysia appointed Public Interest Director since 2019 in the Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia, a self-regulatory organisation (SRO) with purview over the unit trust scheme (UTM) and private retirement scheme (PRS) industry.