Term of Reference

1. AUDIT COMMITTEE

Terms of Reference

Composition

The Board of Directors appoints from among its members to the Audit Committee as follows:-

  • the Audit Committee shall comprise no fewer than three (3) members. In the event of any vacancy resulting in the non-compliance of the requirements, the Company must fill the vacancy within three (3) months;
  • all the Audit Committee members must be non-executive directors, with a majority of them being independent directors;
  • at least one of the members of the Audit Committee must be a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) or a person approved under Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad Listing Requirements;
  • no alternate director shall be appointed as a member of the Audit Committee;
  • the members of the Audit Committee shall elect a Chairman from among its members who shall be an independent non-executive director; and
  • the term of office and performance of the Audit Committee and each of its members shall be reviewed by the Board every year to determine whether such Audit Committee and its members have carried out their duties in accordance with their terms of reference..

Secretary

The Company Secretaries shall be the secretaries of the Audit Committee

Quorum

The quorum for the meeting of the Audit Committee shall be two (2), where the majority of members present must be independent directors.

Meetings

The Committee shall meet at least four (4) times a year although additional meetings may be called at any time at the discretion of the Chairman

Other directors and employees attend Audit Committee meetings only at the Audit Committee’s invitation.

Minutes and Proceedings

The Committee shall cause minutes to be made in respect of the proceedings and resolutions of all its meetings.

The minutes of the Audit Committee meetings shall be tabled at the Board Meetings to inform the Board of the activities of the Audit Committee.

Authority

The Committee is authorised by the Board:-

  • to investigate any activity within its terms of reference;
  • to have at its disposal the resources which are required to perform its duties;
  • to have full and unrestricted access to any information pertaining to the Group;
  • to have direct communication channels with the external auditors and person(s) carrying out the internal audit function or activities;
  • to obtain independent professional or other advice at the company’s expense, if necessary;
  • to have access to the advice and services of the company secretaries; and
  • to convene meetings with the external auditors, the internal auditors or both, without the presence of other members of the Board and employees of the Company, whenever deemed necessary.

Key Functions and Responsibilities

The key functions and responsibilities of the Audit Committee shall be:-

  • to recommend to the Board on the appointment and dismissal of the external auditors, the audit fees and other related matters;
  • to discuss with the external auditors before the audit commences, the nature and scope of the audit;
  • To assess and evaluate the independence of the external auditor;
  • to review the following and report the same to the Board:-
    • the external auditor’s report, management letter and management’s response in evaluating the Company’s and the Group’s system of internal control. To ensure that senior management is taking necessary corrective actions in a timely manner to address external audit findings and recommendations;
    • the assistance given by the employees of the Company to the external auditors;
    • the adequacy of the scope, functions, competency and resources of the internal audit function and that it has the necessary authority to carry out its work;
    • the follow-up actions taken by the management on findings and recommendations by both the internal and external auditors;
    • the Group’s quarterly results and year end financial statements, before submission to the Board, focusing particularly on:-
      • any changes in or implementation of major accounting policy changes;
      • significant matters highlighted including financial reporting issues, significant judgments made by management, significant and unusual events or transactions, and how these matters are addressed; and
      • compliance with accounting standards and other legal requirements
    • any related party transaction and conflict of interest situation that may arise within the Company or Group including any transaction, procedure or course of conduct that raises questions of management integrity; and
    • the Statement on Risk Management and Internal Control.
  • to review cases that are submitted by stakeholders to the outsourced whistleblowing service provider and to take appropriate action accordingly;
  • to carry out risk management oversight and control and report the same to the Board:-
    • review the Company’s Enterprise Risk Management (“ERM”) Framework (incorporating policy and process), including changes or additions;
    • review and validate prioritised risks identified, risk profile and risk registers and evaluate against risk appetite;
    • monitor effectiveness of management’s responses/mitigation of key risks; and
    • review new risks that could have a significant financial, strategic, operational or reputational impact and escalate to the Board as appropriate.
  • to consider other related matters from time to time as defined by the Board.

2. NOMINATION COMMITTEE

Terms of Reference

Composition

The Chairman and members of the Nomination Committee shall be appointed by the Board from amongst the Directors of the Company and shall comprise exclusively of non executive directors, a majority of whom must be independent. The Nomination Committee shall be chaired by an independent director.

The Nomination Committee shall comprise no fewer than three (3) members. In the event of any vacancy resulting in the non-compliance of the requirements, the Company must fill the vacancy within three (3) months.

The performance of the Nomination Committee and the terms of office of each of its members shall be assessed by the Board every year to determine whether such the Nomination Committee and its members have carried out their duties in accordance with their terms of reference.

Secretary

The Company Secretaries shall be the secretaries of the Nomination Committee.

Quorum

A quorum shall be two (2) Committee members.

Meetings

Only members of the Committee have the right to attend Nomination Committee meetings. However other directors and employees may be invited to attend the meetings, as and when appropriate.

The Committee shall meet at least once (1) a year, and hold additional meetings as and when necessary.

Minutes of meetings

The Secretary shall minute the proceedings and resolutions. The minutes shall be tabled at Board Meetings to inform the Board of the activities of the Nomination Committee.

Authority

The Committee is authorised to seek any information it requires from any employee of the Group in order to discharge its responsibilities to the Company.

The Committee is authorised to obtain independent professional advice at the Group's expense, on matters within its terms of reference.

Reporting

The Committee Chairman shall report to the Board on its proceedings after each meeting on all matters within its duties and responsibilities where appropriate.

The Committee shall make recommendations to the Board it deems appropriate on any area within its responsibility where action or improvements is needed. The Board shall make all final decisions on appointments after considering the recommendations of the Nomination Committee.

Key Functions and Responsibilities

The key functions and responsibilities of the Nomination Committee shall be:

  • to identify and recommend for the approval of the Board, candidates to fill vacancies at the Board as well as board committees as and when they arise;
  • to review the structure, size, composition (including skills, knowledge and experience) required of the Board and make recommendations as deemed appropriate giving full consideration to succession planning for directors and taking into account the challenges and opportunities facing the Group, and the skills and expertise that are therefore needed on the Board in the future;
  • to assess the effectiveness of the Board as a whole, the Board Committees, each individual Director and Chief Financial Officer on an annual basis. In developing such recommendations, the Nomination Committee will consult all Directors and reflect that consultation in any recommendation brought forward to the Board;
  • to make recommendations to the Board concerning:-
    • succession planning, particularly for key roles on the Board;
    • membership of Board committees in consultation with the Chairmen of those committees;
    • re-appointment of independent directors who are in office beyond nine years.
    • re-election by shareholders of any director under the retirement provisions in the Articles of Association; and
    • continuation in office of any director and termination of employment of executive directors.
  • the Committee shall, at least once a year, review its own performance, constitution and terms of reference to ensure it is operating at maximum effectiveness and recommend any changes it considers necessary to the Board for approval.
  • to review and facilitate Board induction and training programme.

3. REMUNERATION COMMITTEE

Terms of reference

Composition

The Chairman and members of the Remuneration Committee shall be appointed by the Board from amongst the Directors of the Company and shall comprise a majority of non-executive directors.

The Remuneration Committee shall comprise no fewer than three (3) members. In the event of any vacancy resulting in the non-compliance of the requirements, the Company must fill the vacancy within three (3) months.

The performance of the Remuneration Committee and the terms of office of each of its members shall be assessed by the Board every year to determine whether such the Remuneration Committee and its members have carried out their duties in accordance with their terms of reference.

Secretary

The Company Secretaries shall be the secretaries of the Remuneration Committee.

Quorum

A quorum shall be two (2) Committee members.

Meetings

Only members of the Committee have the right to attend Remuneration Committee meetings. However other directors and employees may be invited to attend the meetings, as and when appropriate.

The Committee shall meet at least once (1) a year, and hold additional meetings as and when necessary.

Minutes of meetings

The Secretary shall minute the proceedings and resolutions. The minutes shall be tabled at Board Meetings to inform the Board of the activities of the Remuneration Committee.

Key Functions and Responsibilities

The Remuneration Committee is responsible for the formulating and reviewing the remuneration policies and remuneration for the members of the Board, Board Committees, the Chief Financial Officer and recommending it to the Board for approval.

The Remuneration Committee reviews the Board remuneration policy and terms of conditions of service of each Director and the Chief Financial Officer annually. The remuneration of Directors is generally based on market conditions and comparisons, responsibilities held, business strategy, long term objectives and the overall financial performance of the Group. The Remuneration Committee also takes into consideration remuneration of directors of other public listed companies, particularly those in the financial sector that are of comparable size and nature, to ensure that the Board's remuneration policy are justified to attract, motivate and retain the Directors of the Company.

Relevant directors are required to abstain from deliberation and voting decisions in respect of their own remuneration. Decisions and recommendations of the Remuneration Committee shall be tabled at the Board meeting for approval and where required by rules and regulations governing the Company, for approval of shareholders at the Annual General Meeting.