Capital market participants to operate in accordance with SOPs

CAPITAL market entities supervised, licensed or registered by the Securities Commission (SC) shall operate in accordance with the applicable standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the authorities during the Emergency Ordinance and various forms of movement control order (MCO) period.

This, according to the SC, follows the statement by Finance Minister yesterday that the capital market remains open during this period as it supports the resilience and recovery of the Malaysian economy.

“As essential service providers under the services sector, capital market participants (CMPs) can continue to undertake and provide capital market activities and services,” assured the SC.

“These entities include the approved exchanges, licensed entities (Capital Markets Services Licence holders), registered persons, Audit Oversight Board-registered auditors, self-regulatory organisations, recognised market operators (RMOs) and other capital market related entities.”

As the regulatory body overseeing the capital market, the SC further noted that it is authorised to issue verification letters for CMPs to facilitate the movement of their employees during the MCO period.

“Capital market entities are reminded to be vigilant and take all necessary measures to minimise the risk of the spread of COVID-19 at their workplace,” added the SC.

For more information or to apply for the verification letter, CMPs can e-mail their queries or requests to [email protected] – Jan 13, 2021

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