Securities Commission Malaysia releases guiding principles on business continuity

  • 16 May 2019

The Securities Commission Malaysia has issued Guiding Principles on Business Continuity applicable to all capital market entities in Malaysia. The guidelines require each capital market entity to have business continuity management arrangements as part of ensuring systemic resiliency of the Malaysian capital market. 

The guidelines are relatively short and provide 6 principles which are;

  • Principle 1: Responsibility of the Board and senior management
  • Principle 2: Major operational disruptions
  • Principle 3: Recovery objectives and strategies
  • Principle 4: Communications
  • Principle 5: Testing and Training
  • Principle 6: Maintenance and Review

The guidelines also provide an incident reporting template.

The full guidelines can be viewed here.