Whistle Blowing Policy Statement
AbleGroup’s Whistleblowing Policy is to enable genuine and legitimate concerns to be raised by employees, directors and others. The policy provides an opportunity for those concerns reported by Directors, employees and others to be investigated and for appropriate action to be taken to ensure that the matter is resolved effectively and within the company wherever possible.
The following shall constitute “Reportable Misconduct” under this Whistleblowing Policy;
- Failure to comply with any legal obligations
- Conduct which violates any law or regulation including but not limited to Companies Act 1965, Computer Crimes Act 1997, MASB/FRS Standards, Anti Money Laundering & Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001, Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad and Securities Commission Listing requirements
- Breach of internal control, fraud, deception or corruption
- Violation of the Company’s procedures, policies or other rules of conduct
- Intentional misrepresentations directly or indirectly affecting financial statement
- Non-disclosure or deliberate concealment that is subject to either internal or external audit process
- Breach of confidentiality
- Serious non-professional or non-ethical behaviour
- The deliberate concealment of information which could lead to any of the matters listed above.
The Whistleblower should initially communicate a Reportable Misconduct to the Chairman of Audit Committee.
AbleGroup also has provided various avenues which employees, vendors or contractors are encouraged to use to report allegations of wrongdoing or unethical business behaviour such as follows:
|Mailing add:||Chairman of Audit Committees
D4-U2-10 Solaris Dutamas
No 1 Jalan Dutamas 1
50480 Kuala Lumpur
The contact information will also be published on the company’s intranet and website.
The Whistleblower should, at a minimum, be required to provide in the complaint or report, whether in writing or telephone, information regarding the type of activity or conduct constitutes the Reportable Misconduct, identify the person(s) suspected as being involved, when it occurred and who was affected. The information should be first-hand knowledge of the facts disclosed in the Report.
In the event there is insufficient evidence to support their allegation, the Whistleblower should not be discouraged from making a Report.
AbleGroup’s vendors, contractors or staff who lodge a complaint or report in good faith and in accordance with the Policy are protected against discrimination, harassment, being dismissed or penalized by AbleGroup because of the complaint or report itself.
Making a complaint under the Whistleblowing Policy does not shield the person from the consequences of being involved in any improper conduct or unlawful activity alleged in a complaint under the Policy. However, in some limited circumstances, a full and frank admission may be a mitigating consideration in respect of disciplinary or other action.
Employee and industrial relations related issues and human resources related issues are excluded from the operation of this Policy because there are other established mechanisms to raise such complaints.
However, whistleblowers making a Report in bad faith or based on unfounded allegations or containing trivial, malicious, slanderous or frivolous claims may be subject to disciplinary and/or legal actions by the Company.
WHISTLEBLOWING POLICY FRAMEWORK