Title: The corporate governance landscape of Malaysia: then and now

Authors: May Yee Ng; David Gun Fie Yong; Wai Ching Poon

Addresses: Faculty of Management, Multimedia University Malaysia, Persiaran Multimedia, 63100 Cyberjaya, Malaysia ' Faculty of Management, Multimedia University Malaysia, Persiaran Multimedia, 63100 Cyberjaya, Malaysia ' School of Business, Monash University Sunway Campus, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, 46150, Bandar Sunway, Selangor, Malaysia

Abstract: The issue of corporate governance has been much discussed lately, particularly since the beginning of the 21st century. Malaysia has been recognised as among the best in Asia to have installed comprehensive governance framework. This paper offers an insight into the amount of afford invested by the government in establishing a strong governance footing, starting from its independence from the British occupation to today. The review focused on three principal mechanisms, namely the regulatory measures and enforcement; best practices and codes; and institutional support. Lastly, this paper concludes with a synopsis of the community education plan installed to promote integrity among the citizenry.

Keywords: corporate governance; regulation; best practices; Malaysia; integrity; regulatory measures; enforcement; codes; institutional support.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCA.2013.055183

International Journal of Critical Accounting, 2013 Vol.5 No.2, pp.187 - 212

Available online: 22 Jul 2013 *

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