Bursa Malaysia And SIAS Showcase Malaysian Investment Opportunities To Singapore Investors

Date: December 10, 2009

SINGAPORE / KUALA LUMPUR – Securities Investors Association Singapore (SIAS) in collaboration with Bursa Malaysia, the Malaysian Stock Exchange is organising a retail investment seminar themed Malaysia Day 2009 which is aimed at generating Singaporean investor interest to Malaysian listed securities. The event is sponsored by Bursa Malaysia for the fourth year running, and will be held at the NTUC Auditorium on 12th December 2009.

SIAS President and Chief Executive Officer Mr. David Gerald said, “It is well-timed for SIAS to provide this programme to investors. Singapore investors who have been long-time investors in Malaysian stocks are looking for good picks. The current credit crunch and financial market meltdown has heightened investment opportunities to investors. Stocks which are normally beyond the reach of investors have now become potential investment prospects. Both Singapore and Malaysia, in particular the Malaysian stock market, have good offerings for investors willing to take a mid to long term view on their investments for good returns.”

Dato’ Yusli Mohamed Yusoff, Chief Executive Officer of Bursa Malaysia said that Singapore investors are familiar with Malaysian companies as both countries share close linkages. “I believe that in a time of prevailing cautious sentiments, Singapore investors who are looking to diversify their risk and investment portfolio will find favour with some of the investment opportunities available on Bursa Malaysia”.

“We have, over the years, committed ourselves to building a business and investment friendly environment, and will continue to work with our counterparts across the border to ease efficiency and access to investments from Malaysia,” he said.

Malaysia Day 2009 will feature profile presentations by CEOs and senior management of nine (9) selected Malaysian public listed companies from various sectors such as education, industrial products, plantation, construction, properties, consumer products, trading services and finance. The featured companies are HELP International Corporation Berhad, Signature International Berhad, Sapuracrest Petroleum Berhad, OSK Holdings Berhad KSL Holdings Berhad, KPJ Healthcare Berhad, Tanjong Public Limited Company, C.I. Holdings Berhad, and Notion Vtec Berhad.

About Securities Investors Association Singapore (SIAS)

SIAS is a non-profit organization founded in June 1999 to champion the CLOB issue. Today, SIAS is the largest organised investor lobby group in Asia, with 68,000 retail investors as members. It is run by a Management Committee comprising professionals who are volunteers. It actively promotes investor education, Corporate Transparency and Corporate Governance and is the watchdog for investor rights.

About Bursa Malaysia Bhd

Bursa Malaysia Berhad is a public company limited by shares under the Companies Act 1965. Bursa Malaysia is an approved exchange holding company under Section 15 of the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007. Other companies in the Bursa Malaysia Berhad Group of companies include a stock exchange, a derivatives exchange, an off-shore international financial exchange, equity and derivatives clearing houses, a central depository, an information services provider and an Information Technology services provider.


For more information, please contact:
Ms Raymi Shankar
Ms Pauline Soh
Securities Investors Association (Singapore)
Tel: + 65 6227 2683
Email: raymi@sias.org.sg
Ms Chua Hooi Dean
Ms Geeta Balakrishnan
Bursa Malaysia Berhad
Tel: +60 3 2034 7228 / 7374
Email: chuahooidean@bursamalaysia.com