Corporate Governance Statement

The Board of Directors (“Board”) of Daiman Development Berhad (“Company”) and its subsidiaries (“Group”) recognize that the exercise of good corporate governance in conducting the business and affairs of the Company and of the Group with integrity, transparency and professionalism are key components for continued progress and success.

The Board acknowledges that corporate governance is an ongoing process and is committed to supporting the recommendations of the Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance 2012 (“MCCG 2012”). Steps are continuously being undertaken to prepare the Group to adopt, implement and fulfill the Principles and Recommendations of the MCCG 2012 and Bursa Malaysia Berhad’s Main Market Listing Requirements (“Listing Requirements”).

The Board is aware that the Company is to apply the MCCG (“New Code”) released by Securities Commission on 26 April 2017 and to report the application of the practices of the New Code for the financial year ending 30 June 2018 (“FY2018"). The Board is reviewing each of the best practices of the New Code and will do its best to implement the best practices during FY2018 or provide suitable alternative approach and may defer some to the following years.


1.1. Clear functions reserved for the Board and those delegated to Management

The Board is responsible for the oversight and overall management of the Company’s corporate governance, strategic direction and corporate risk management. The Management is responsible for managing the day-to-day running of the Group’s business activities in accordance with the direction and delegation of the Board. Management meets regularly to discuss and resolve operational issues. The Managing Director briefs the Board on business operations during the board meetings.

There is a formal schedule of matters reserved to the Board for its deliberation and decision to ensure the direction and control of the Group are in its hands. Key matters reserved for the Board include, the approval of annual budgets, quarterly and annual financial statements for announcement, major investments, borrowings and ensuring regulatory compliance and reviewing the adequacy and integrity of internal controls as well as monitoring of the Group’s financial and operating performance.

1.2. Clear roles and responsibilities

The Directors with their diverse backgrounds and specialization collectively bring in a wide range of experience and expertise to the Board that is important for the continued success of the Group. Details of each individual director’s skills and experiences are presented in the Board of Directors’ Profile set out on pages 10 to 12 of this Annual Report.

The Board has adopted a Board Charter that sets out, amongst others, the roles and responsibilities of Board members, authorities, procedures, expectations, and the structures of the Board and Board Committees as well as the relationship between the Board and the management and shareholders of the Company. The Board Charter also acts as a source of reference and a primary induction literature in providing insights to Board members and senior management. The Board Charter is available on the Company’s website at

The   Board   currently   consists   of  seven   members,   comprising   a   Chairman   who   is   also   an independent Non-executive Director, the Managing Director, two Executive Directors and three Independent Non-executive Directors.

The following are the roles of the Board and its principal responsibilities:

  • Reviewing corporate performance and implementation of strategy and business plans, taking into account the sustainability of the Company’s business, with attention given to the environmental, social and governance aspects of the business;
  • Overseeing the conduct of the Group’s business and evaluating whether or not its businesses are being properly managed;
  • Reviewing management processes including risk management and internal controls framework with the guidance of the Audit Committee; ensuring the implementation of appropriate internal controls and mitigating measures to manage such risks;
  • Put  succession  planning  in  place  by  ensuring  that  all  candidates  appointed  to  senior management positions are of sufficient caliber and that there are programmes to provide for the orderly succession of senior management;
  • Ensure shareholders are kept informed of the Company’s performance and major developments affecting the Company; oversee the implementation of a shareholder communication policy;
  • Oversee the Group’s adherence to high standards of conduct or ethics and corporate behavior,
    including the Code of Ethics for Directors.

1.3. Code of conduct and implementation

The Board has established a Code of Ethics of the Group, setting out the standards of conduct expected from Directors and employees to advocate good corporate behavior. The Board recognizes the importance of adhering to the Code of Ethics and has taken measures to put in place a process to ensure its compliance.

The Board has adopted a Whistleblower Policy and is committed to transparency, integrity and accountability in the conduct of its business and affairs. The Board will address the disclosure in an appropriate, timely manner and given fair treatment to both whistleblower and the alleged wrongdoer.

Both Code of Ethics and Whistleblower Policy are available on the Company’s website at

1.4. Promote sustainability

The Board is aware of the importance of business sustainability and ensures that there is a plan for promoting sustainability embedded in the development of the Group’s strategies, taking into account the environmental, social, cultural and governance aspects of business operations.

The Board has approved the establishment of a committee ('Sustainability Committee'), comprising Senior Management team, to support and advice the Board in relation to embedding sustainability principles and practices throughout Daiman Group’s overall business strategies, policies and practices to ensure the continuity of the Group. The Sustainability Committee is formally constituted with written terms of reference.

1.5. Succession Planning

The Board have reviewed and discussed the performance and progress of Senior Managers with the Managing Director of the Group so as to ensure the desired personal development of Senior Managers to assume higher appointments and positions in the future.

1.6. Access to information and advice

All Directors have access to timely and accurate information within the Company, which allows them to discharge their duties effectively and efficiently. The Board also has direct communication channels with the External Auditors and Internal Auditors of the Group and Board Committees.

All Directors are provided with an agenda inclusive of detailed report and a set of Board papers are disseminated at least seven (7) days prior to the Board Committee meetings to enable the respective Board and Board Committees members sufficient time to review and analyse the materials and to enable all the Directors to obtain further explanations, when necessary, in order to be properly briefed before the meetings, to discharge their fiduciary duties. A comprehensive explanation of pertinent issues and recommendations will be provided by the Management and issues would then be deliberated and discussed meticulously by the Board prior to decision-making.

All Directors have access to the advice and services of the Company Secretary and to obtain independent professional advice, whenever necessary. The Company Secretary also serves in that capacity in the various Board Committees. The Company Secretary also serves notice to Directors and Principal Officers of the Company on the closed periods for trading in the Company’s share accordance to Chapter 14 on Dealings in Listed Securities of the Listing Requirement.

1.7. Qualified and competent Company Secretaries

The Company Secretary plays an advisory role to the Board in relation to the Company’s constitution, the Board policies and procedures, and compliance with the relevant regulatory requirements, codes or guidance and legislations.

All the Company Secretaries of the Company are qualified to act as company secretary under Section 235 of the Companies Act 2016 and have attended relevant training and seminars to keep abreast with the statutory and regulatory requirements.

All proceedings of the Board and Board Committees meetings were properly minuted and documented by the Company Secretary.


2.1. Board Committee

The Board has delegated certain responsibilities and duties to the Board Committees which operate within
clearly defined Terms of Reference. These Committees are:

a. Audit Committee
The composition, the Terms of Reference and activities of the Audit Committee are separately set out on the  Audit Committee Report which is available on the Company’s website at

b. The Nomination and Remuneration Committee
At its meeting on 25 February 2014, the Board passed a resolution to combine the Nomination Committee and  the Remuneration Committee to form the Nomination and Remuneration Committee (‘NRC’) and approved the terms of reference of the NRC as set out. The NRC comprises of three Independent Non- executive Directors with the Senior Independent Director as Chair.

The duties and responsibilities of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee are as follows:

  • To propose new candidates and for the re-appointments to the Board and Board Committees.
  • To develop, maintain and review the criteria to be used in the nomination process and annual
    assessment of all directors.
  • To consider, assess and recommend candidates to the Board for all directorships proposed by shareholders, directors, the chief executive officer or senior executives.
  • To assess and recommend directors to fill the seats on Board Committees.
  • To  review  the  structure,  size  and  composition  (including  the  required  skills,  knowledge  and experience) of the Board and training programmes and recommend any adjustments deemed necessary to the Board.
  • In respect of the remuneration of the Board and Board Committees, the Committee shall be responsible for reviewing the remuneration and compensation of the executive directors of the Company and recommending the same to the Board. Additionally, the Committee shall also recommend directors’ fees to the Board.
  • The  Committee  shall  ensure  compliance  with  any  changes,  amendments,  updates  and insertions of the Main Market Listing Requirements of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad and any other applicable laws and regulations arising thereof from time to time.
  • To assess the effectiveness of the Board as a whole, Board Committees (including its size and composition) and the contribution of each individual director including independent non-executive directors as well as the chief executive officer.
  • To review the required mix of skills and experience and other qualities of the Board, including the
    core competencies which non-executive directors should bring to the Board.
  • To review and assess the independence of the Board’s Independent Directors.
  • To  review  the  performance  and  terms  of  office  of  the  Audit  Committee  and  its  members annually to determine whether the Audit Committee and its members have carried out their duties in accordance with their terms of reference.

The Board had not adopted any written diversity policy and is of the view that while it is important to promote gender diversity and ethnicity, the normal selection criteria based on an effective blend of competencies skills, extensive experience and knowledge are the paramount consideration to the Company. The Board will continue to identify suitable candidates for appointment to the Board as and when the vacancy arises.

2.2. Appointment to the Board

The Nomination Committee is responsible for screening, evaluating and recommending suitable candidates to the Board, for appointment as Directors as well as filling the vacant seats of the Board Committees based on the standards and adopt the following five (5) review phases:-

Stage 1 – Identification of candidates
Stage 2 – Evaluation of suitability of candidates
Stage 3 – Interviewing with candidates
Stage 4 – Final deliberation by the NRC; and
Stage 5 – Recommendation of candidates for Board for approval

In evaluating the suitability of candidates, the NRC considers the following factors before recommending to the Board for appointment:

  • Skills, knowledge, expertise and experience;
  • Time commitment to effectively discharge his/her role as a director; and
  • Character, integrity and competence 

2.3. Re-election of Directors and Re-appointment of Directors

In accordance with the Company’s Constitution, at least one-third (1/3) of the Directors including Managing Director be subject to re-election by rotation at each Annual General Meeting (“AGM”). All Directors shall retire from office at least in every three years but shall be eligible for re-election. The Directors who retire in each year are the Directors who have been longest on the office since their last election.

Upon the recommendation by the NRC, the following Directors shall retire by rotation at the forthcoming AGM of the Company pursuant to Article 77 of the Constitution and being eligible, have offered themselves for re-election:-

a. Mr Tay Thiam Song
b. Mr Eddie Chan Yean Hoe

At the 44th Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 22 November 2016, Mr Tay Tian Liang who is over the age of 70 years old, was re-appointed as Director of the Company pursuant to Section 129(6) of the Companies Act 1965 which their term of office will be lapse at the conclusion of the 45th Annual General Meeting. The Board had endorsed NRC’s recommendation for the re-appointment of Mr Tay Tian Liang who has offered himself for re-appointment as Director of the Company at the forthcoming AGM. Subsequently, Mr Tay Tian Liang shall subject to retirement by rotation in future.

2.4. Directors’ Remuneration

The NRC reviews the Board remuneration annually. For an Executive Director, the remuneration will depend on the achievement of goals and personal achievement and is linked to Group and individual performance. All Directors are paid director’s fees for serving as Directors on the Board and its Committees. All Independent Non-executive Directors are paid a meeting allowance for attendance at each Board meeting.

The NRC recommends to the Board the remuneration package of the Executive Directors. The Executive Directors do not participate in decisions regarding their own remuneration packages. The directors’ fees are approved at the Annual General Meeting by shareholders.

The details of the remuneration for the Directors of the Company, on a Group basis, for the financial year ended 30 June 2017 are as follows:

Category of Remuneration Group
Executive Directors  
Salaries 1,578  944
Bonus and other emoluments 555  325
Contributions to defined contribution plan 238 142
Fees 256  190
Benefits-in-kind 95  60
Non-Executive Directors    
Fees  344  344
Allowances  159  159
Total 3,225  2,164 

The number of Directors of the Company whose total remuneration fell within the following bands during the financial year is as follows:

Number of Directors
Executive Directors

RM750,001 to RM800,000 1
RM900,001 to RM950,000 1
RM1,000,001 to RM1,050,000 1

Non-executive Directors

RM100,001 to RM150,000 3
RM150,001 to RM200,000 1

The details of the remuneration (Company and Group basis) of the Directors of the Company; distinguishing between Executive and Non-executive Directors during the financial year ended 30 June 2017 are disclosed under Note 8 of the Audited Financial Statement on pages 77 to 78 of this Report.


The Board assesses the independence of the Independent Non-executive Directors on an annual basis by taking into account the individual Director’s ability to exercise independent judgement at all times and based on the criteria set out in Listing Requirement. This is in line with Recommendation 3.1 of the MCCG 2012, as one of the factors in determining the Independent Non-executive Director’s eligibility to stand for re-election.

Based on the assessment carried out during the financial year ended 30 June 2017, the Board satisfied itself with the level of independence demonstrated by all the Independent Directors and their ability to act in the best interests of the Company.


The Board is mindful of the recommendation of the Code wherein the tenure of an Independent Director of the Company should not exceed a cumulative term of nine years. An Independent Director may continue to serve the Board subject to the director’s re designation as a Non-independent Director. In the event the Board intends to retain the Independent Director after serving a cumulative term of nine years shareholders’ approval will be sought.

Dato’ Ahmad Johari Bin Tun Abdul Razak, Mr Ong Seng Pheow and Mr Eddie Chan Yean Hoe, three of the Independent Non-executive Director, have served the Board for more than nine years as an Independent Director.

Notwithstanding their long tenure in office and based on the review and recommendations of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, the Board is unanimous in its opinion that Dato’ Ahmad Johari’s, Mr Ong's and Mr Chan’s independence have not been impaired or compromised in any way as observed below:

  • Dato’ Ahmad Johari, Mr Ong and Mr Chan have submitted a written declaration each of their independent status to the Board;
  • They continue to fulfill the criteria and definition of an Independent Director as set out under Paragraph 1.01 of the Listing Requirements;
  • During their tenure in office, Dato’ Ahmad Johari, Mr Ong and Mr Chan have not transacted or entered into any transactions with, and have not provided any services to the Group within the scope and meaning set forth in Paragraph 5 of Practice Note 13 of the Listing Requirements;
  • During their tenure in office, Dato’ Ahmad Johari, Mr Ong and Mr Chan have not developed, established or maintained any significant relationship with the Executive Directors and major shareholders, other than normal engagements and interactions on a professional level as expected of them during the course of discharging their duties and responsibilities, which would impair their independence as an Independent Director;
  • During their tenure in office, Dato’ Ahmad Johari, Mr Ong and Mr Chan have provided sufficient time and have discharged their duties and responsibilities without fear or favour, often providing independent judgement and challenging the conduct of the Group’s business and financial performance.

The Board will seek shareholders’ approval at the 45th Annual General Meeting to approve Dato’ Ahmad Johari Bin Tun Abdul Razak, Mr Ong Seng Pheow and Mr Eddie Chan Yean Hoe who have served as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company for a cumulative term of more than nine (9) years to continue to act as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company.


The roles of the Chairman and the Managing Director are distinctly separate and clearly defined. The positions are held by two persons. The Chairman is primarily responsible for the proper conduct and working of the Board whilst the Managing Director is responsible for the day-to-day running of the business and implementation of Board policies and decisions. The Managing Director’s responsibilities for the day-to-day running of the business shall be specified in the employment contract duly approved by the Board, including any variation thereto.


Board meetings

The Board meets at least 4 times a year with additional meetings for particular matters convened as and when necessary.

A total of four (4) Board meetings were held during the financial year ended 30 June 2017. The meetings were scheduled in advance towards the end of the year to facilitate the Directors in planning their meeting attendance for the following year. The attendance record of each Director is as follow:

Name of Director Status of Directorship Number of Meeting Attended
Tay Thiam Song Managing Director  4/4 
Tay Tian Liang Executive Director  4/4 
Tay Thiam Yew Executive Director  4/4 
Dato' Ahmad Johari Bin Tun Abdul Razak Chairman, Independent Non-executive Director 4/4 
Ong Seng Pheow Senior Independent Non-executive Director  4/4 
Ho Sing Independent Non-executive Director  4/4 
Eddie Chan Yean Hoe Independent Non-executive Director  4/4 

All Directors complied with the minimum attendance requirement of more than 50% of the total Board meetings held during the financial year.

The Board is satisfied that its members have devoted sufficient time towards fulfilling their roles and responsibilities as Directors of the Company. The Board Charter sets out a policy where a Director shall notify the Chairman officially before accepting any new directorships in other companies and the notification shall explain the expectation and an indication of time commitment on the new appointments.

Directors’ Training

All the Directors are mindful that they are required to attend suitable training programmes to keep and to update their knowledge and enhance their skills through appropriate continuing education programmes to enable them to sustain their active participation in board deliberations.

During the year, all Directors attended workshop on “Overview of the Companies Act 2016: Practical Insights & the Challenges” on 23 February 2017 conducted by Dr. Cheah Foo Seong, Tricor Knowledge House Sdn Bhd. The Board also continues to monitor closely the needs of the Directors’ training.


Compliance of Financial Statements with applicable Financial Reporting Standards.

The Board is responsible to ensure that the financial statements of the Group are drawn up in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act 2016 and applicable approved accounting standards in Malaysia. The Board also ensures that the Group has used appropriate accounting policies for the preparation of its financial statements, which are consistently applied and supported by reasonable and prudent judgement and estimates.

In assisting the Board to discharge its duties on financial reporting, the Audit Committee are entrusted with the responsibilities to uphold integrity in financial reporting. The financial statements are presented to the Audit Committee for its review and recommendation and collectively approved by the Board to ensure that the financial statements present a balanced and fair assessment of the Group’s position.

    Assessment of Suitability and Independence of External Auditors

The Company through the Audit Committee has established and maintains a transparent relationship with the External Auditors in seeking professional advice and ensuring compliance with the relevant accounting standards. It is the policy of the Audit Committee to invite the external auditors to attend the Audit Committee meeting which deliberated on Audit Plan and Annual Financial Statements.

The External Auditors are required to declare their independence to the Audit Committee in the Audit Memorandum before their audit commencement.

Audit Committee will evaluate the external auditors each year in fulfilling their duty. The annual review and assessment of the quality of audit is carried out through an assessment checklist based on the service provided, quality of the communication and interactions with the external auditors and the independence, objectivity and professionalism.

The Board will seek shareholders’ approval at the 45th Annual General Meeting on the re-appointment of External Auditors of the Company for the financial year ending 30 June 2018.



The Board recognizes the importance of a sound system of internal control to safeguard the shareholders’ investment and the Group’s assets. Additionally, the Group has adopted a Risk Management Framework specified in the Group Risk Management Manual to identify, assess and take appropriate actions to manage and mitigate the impact of on-going and new risks on the Group’s business objectives.

The Group’s Internal Audit Function, which is outsourced to a professional services firm, is an integral part of the assurance process in ensuring that the Group’s system of internal controls is adequate and effective. The outsourced internal audit function reports directly to the Audit Committee.

The Group’s Statement on Risk Management and Internal Control made pursuant to Paragraph 15.26(b) of the MMLR of Bursa Malaysia is separately set out on Pages 32 to 34 of this Annual Report.


7.1. Corporate Disclosure Policy

The Company’s Corporate Disclosure Policy provides a framework for the Board, management and relevant staff to communicate effectively with shareholders, investors, other stakeholders and the public generally:

  • To raise awareness and provide guidance to the Board and employees of the Group on the
    Company’s disclosure obligations and practices;
  • To provide policies and guidelines in disseminating information to, and in dealing with shareholders, financial analyst, media, regulators and other shareholders;
  • To ensure compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements on disclosure of
    material information.

The Corporate Disclosure policy regulates the review and release of information to the stock exchange as well as through the Company’s website, facilitating timely and accurate disclosure of the Company’s affairs.

7.2. Leveraging on Information Technology for Effective Dissemination of Information

The Board recognize the importance of information technology for effective dissemination of information.

The Company’s website has become a key communication channel for the company to reach its shareholders and general public. The Company’s website has a number of sections which provide up-to-date information on Group’s activities, Board Charter, financial results, announcements to Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, annual reports and company profiles and other information on the company can be found at to enhance investors and shareholders communication.



The Board acknowledges the need for Shareholders to be informed of all material business matters affecting the Group. The quarterly financial results were released on a timely basis to provide the Shareholders with an overview of the Group’s performance and operations.

The Company has been using the Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) usually held in November each year as the principal forum for communicating with the Shareholders. The Notice of AGM is circulated to shareholders at least twenty-one (21) days before the date of the meeting to enable them to go through the Annual Report and papers supporting the resolutions proposed. Shareholders who are unable to attend are allowed to appoint proxies to attend and vote on their behalf.

In line with Paragraph 8.29A of the Listing Requirements of Bursa Securities, all resolutions put to general meetings will be voted by poll. Independent Scrutineers will be appointed to observe the poll voting process to ensure voting procedures are carried properly by the poll administrator and verify the results of poll voting prior to declaration of result by the Chairman.

A  press  briefing  was  also  held  immediately  after  the  AGM  where  questions  on  the  Group’s activities and performance from the reporters are answered. Individual briefings to fund managers and financial analysts are also held upon request. In addition, the Group’s website, also serves to provide easy access to information on the Group’s various activities.

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