Eksons Corporation Berhad Logo
Corporate Our Business Investor Relations Career Contact Us Home
Eksons Corporation Berhad.

Whistleblower Policy

1.

INTRODUCTION

The Eksons Corporation Berhad Group is committed to the highest standard of integrity, openness and accountability in the conduct of its businesses and its operations. Recognising this, Eksons Corporation Berhad lays out a Whistleblower Policy for all employees of the Group to disclose any improper conduct within the Eksons Group.

   

2.

OBJECTIVES

The objective of this policy and procedure is to provide and facilitate a mechanism for any Whistleblower to report concerns about any suspected and/or known misconduct, wrongdoings, corruption, fraud, waste and/or abuse and to protect the Whistleblower from detrimental action, to provide for the matters disclosed to be investigated and dealt with.

   

3.

SCOPE

This Whistleblower Policy applies to all employees of the Group to disclose any improper conduct and wrongdoing that may adversely impact the Company. The list of concerns includes, but not limited to following:-

  1. Any dishonest of fraudulent act
  2. Corruption or Bribery
  3. Abuse of power
  4. Conflict of interest
  5. Theft or embezzlement
  6. Misuse of company property
  7. No compliance with procedures

4.

WHISTLEBLOWER’S PROTECTION

  1. Acting in Good Faith

    The Whistleblower must be acting in good faith and have reasonable grounds for believing the information disclosed indicates wrongful conduct. Any allegations that prove not to be substantiated and which prove have been made maliciously or knowingly to be false will be viewed as a serious disciplinary offence, subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.

4.

WHISTLEBLOWER’S PROTECTION (CONT’)

  1. Request for Anonymity

    Any Whistleblower that reports a violation or suspected violation may do so anonymously. The Whistleblower may choose to either identify themselves, or to remain anonymous when reporting suspected and/or known instances of misconduct, wrongdoings, corruption, fraud, waste and/or abuse.

  2. Assurance Against Retaliation

    The Whistleblower who acts in good faith shall be protected from any adverse employment action or harassment for reporting their concerns. Any retaliatory action against the Whistleblower is strictly prohibited and violators will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

  3. Confidentiality

    The identity and particulars of the Whistleblower and reports or disclosures shall be treated strictly confidential, consistent with the need to conduct an adequate investigation.

  4. Immunity

    A Whistleblower shall not be subject to any civil or criminal liability or any liability arising by way of administrative process, including disciplinary action, and no action, claim or demand may be taken or made against the Whistleblower for making such disclosure.

  5. Protection

    The Whistleblower shall also be protected against:-
    1. action causing injury, loss or damage;
    2. intimidation or harassment;
    3. interference with the lawful employment or livelihood of the Whistleblower, including discrimination, discharge, demotion, suspension, disadvantage, termination or adverse treatment in relation to the Whistleblower’s employment, career, profession, trade or business or the taking of disciplinary action; and a threat to take any of the actions referred to in paragraphs (i) to (iii) above; and
    4. Where necessary, any person related or associated with the Whistleblower (e.g., immediate family members) shall be accorded with similar protection mentioned in this paragraph (e).

5.

REVOCATION OF POLICY & PROTECTION

The protection conferred under section (4) above shall be revoked by the Company if:-

  1. the Whistleblower himself has participated in the improper conduct, wrongdoings, corruption, fraud, waste and abuse disclosed;
  2. the Whistleblower wilfully made in his disclosure of improper conduct a material statement which he knew or believed to be false or did not believe to be true;
  3. the disclosure is frivolous or vexatious; and
  4. the disclosure is made solely or substantially with the motive of avoiding dismissal or other disciplinary action.


6.

PROCEDURE FOR REPORTING

If a Whistleblower suspects that improper conduct, wrongdoings, corruption, fraud, waste, or abuse has occurred, the Whistleblower may report directly to Chairperson of the Audit Committee. The disclosure can be in writing and posted or email to:-


Dr Lai Mei Ling
Senior Independent Director

Eksons Corporation Berhad
15th Floor, Unit 5, Block B
Megan Avenue II
12, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 21611223
Fax: +603 21611123
Email: laiml@gmail.com