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Corporate Governance, Enforcement, Compliance, Surveillance
This paper explores the role of the enforcement efforts undertaken by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) as a regulator of the Companies Act of 1965, which is entrusted to uphold and ensure good practices of corporate governance among Malaysian companies. The paper attempts to provide an understanding on various enforcement actions in terms of the effectiveness and adequacy of the measures adopted by the CCM in promoting and improving the level of corporate governance practices in Malaysia. CCM has adopted the Balanced Enforcement Approach to promote effective corporate governance practices among the Malaysian companies. An increasing compliance rate and greater corporate governance awareness at a level similar to other countries indicates at least aminimum success of the Balanced Enforcement Approach. Indicated is the need for CCM to establish a benchmarking or ranking procedure in order to determine the level of corporate governance practices among companies in Malaysia.
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