Former PKNP and Perak Corp CEO ordered to pay a total of RM3.56mil


Securities Commission Malaysia building at Kuala Lumpur.

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has ruled that the Securities Commission (SC) had successfully proven its claim in an insider trading civil suit filed in 2021 against Datuk Aminuddin Md Desa, former chief executive officer (CEO) of Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Perak (PKNP) and Perak Corp Bhd (PCB)

In a statement, SC said High Court Judge Wan Muhammad Amin Wan Yahya ordered Aminuddin to pay the SC RM2.46mil, which is three times the profits gained as a result of the insider trading breach.

Aminuddin is also required to pay the SC a civil penalty of RM1mil and costs of RM100,000.

He had breached section 188(2)(a) of the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007 (CMSA) by acquiring 1.41 million PCB shares between October 2013 and January 2014 while in possession of inside information. The inside information was on PKNP's proposed privatisation of PCB.

In addition to the above, the High Court ordered Aminuddin to be barred from being appointed as a CEO or director or being involved in the management of a public listed company (PLC) and/or a subsidiary of a PLC, for five years beginning from the court judgment on Feb 13.

He was also barred from trading in any securities on Bursa Malaysia for five years beginning from the court judgment on Feb 13, 2024.

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