The corporate governance landscape of Malaysia: Then and Now

May Yee Ng, David Gun Fie Yong, Wai Cheng Poon

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The issue of corporate governance has been much discussed lately, particularly since the beginning of the 21st century. Malaysia has been recognized 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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-212
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Critical Accounting
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2013


  • governance
  • Malaysia
  • regulatory
  • institutional
  • Best practices


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