The Court of Appeal in Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad v Mohd Afrizan bin Husain (grounds of judgment dated 2 July 2021) ruled that once a winding up order was made against a public listed company, Bursa Malaysia must de-list that company from the stock exchange.
The case dealt with interesting issues between the interplay of a liquidator’s role under the Companies Act and where the liquidated company is also subject to Bursa Malaysia’s Listing Requirement.
The Federal Court has granted leave to appeal against this Court of Appeal decision.
Starting from 1 April 2021, the threshold for the issuance of a winding up statutory demand is now fixed at RM50,000.00.
Through this gazette notice (GN No. 4159), the Minister has set this prescribed amount. This is consistent with the powers of the Minister under section 466(1)(a) of the Companies Act 2016 to prescribe the minimum amount of indebtedness for the issuance of a statutory demand for winding up.
The Edge Malaysia reported in its 29 March 2021 issue that fewer companies were wound up in 2020 compared with 2019. The article shared two interesting statistics they obtained from the Companies Commission of Malaysia. Continue reading →
The Court of Appeal in its grounds of judgment dated 18 March 2021in Sunrise Megaway Sdn Bhd (in liquidation) v Kathryn Ma Wai Fong set out the principles when there is a challenge on a liquidator’s decision to admit or reject a proof of debt. Exceptional circumstances are required to second guess the liquidator’s decision. Continue reading →
In Tan Keen Keong @ Tan Kean Keong v Tan Eng Hong Paper & Stationery Sdn Bhd & Ors and other appeals  MLJU 2204 (grounds of judgment dated 17 December 2020), the Federal Court dealt with an important question of law for a just and equitable winding up.
What is the threshold for winding up a company based on allegations of illegality or breach of statute? Continue reading →