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Kenanga Investment Bank Champions Fraud Prevention and Detection in its 7th Annual Fraud Awareness Campaign

Kuala Lumpur, 14 November 2023: Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad (“Kenanga”) proudly launches its seventh annual Fraud Awareness Week (“FAW”), reaffirming its ongoing dedication to combatting fraudulent activities and promoting ethical business practices.

Under the theme of;

Embracing Disruption
Pioneering Change
Unwavering Integrity,

this year’s FAW initiative functions as a unifying platform, drawing in a diverse group of internal
and external stakeholders to collaboratively bolster the fight against fraud, bribery, and
corruption across all sectors.

Held in conjunction with the International FAW of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
(“ACFE”), FAW stands as a manifestation of our unwavering commitment to combat fraud.
This comprehensive month-long fraud awareness campaign features a range of virtual
programmes, including the Opening Ceremony and the FAW Games, all while aligning with
the United Nations Global Compact’s 10th Principle, which emphasises on the necessity for
businesses to actively combat corruption in all its forms.

The FAW Games, featuring interactive anti-fraud games and quizzes, witnessed a surge in
participation, marking a 16.5% increase compared to the previous year, from 376 to 438
participants who have registered. The event attracted a diverse audience, including
representatives from various regulatory bodies, public listed companies, professional entities,
and Kenanga’s vendors, such as Bursa Malaysia Berhad, Securities Commission Malaysia,
Securities Industry Development Corporation, Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja, Institute
of Corporate Directors Malaysia, Nestle Products, SP Setia, Petronas, Leadwomen, EY
Malaysia as well as other notable organisations.

Notably, the event also witnessed participation from organisations based in Singapore,
Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, and South Africa, including Singapore Exchange LTD,
Indonesia Stock Exchange, Consultero Fzco Dubai, Western Cape Government, and several

During the virtual opening ceremony, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Panglima Haji Azam bin Baki, the
Chief Commissioner of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (“MACC”), expressed, “It is my
hope that Kenanga’s Fraud Awareness Week would serve as a platform where stakeholders
come together, share insights and collectively identify effective solutions to prevent fraud and
corruption. This is also in-line with the MACC’s goals of optimising collaborative efforts of all
organisations to exchange information, best practices, and experiences aimed at enhancing

“Kenanga’s Fraud Awareness Week demonstrates our ongoing commitment to integrity and
combating fraud across diverse industries. By fostering vigilance and collaboration, we aim to
empower a community dedicated to ethical practices, ensuring a secure environment for all
stakeholders,” remarked Datuk Chay Wai Leong, Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad.

“In an era where technological advancements and digital transformations continue to reshape
industries, the fight against fraud has taken on new dimensions. Through Kenanga’s Fraud
Awareness Week, we strive to reinforce our vigilance and preparedness, working alongside
regulators and stakeholders to strengthen our defenses against emerging cyber threats. By
empowering our teams and the wider community, we remain dedicated to safeguarding our
operations and stakeholders from the evolving risks of fraudulent activities,” added Maheswari
Kanniah, Group Chief Regulatory and Compliance Officer of Kenanga Investment Bank

“Fraud remains a persistent threat to businesses and communities worldwide, and the need
for increased vigilance and education is more critical than ever. We applaud Kenanga’s
dedication to raising awareness and nurturing a culture of integrity. Through active
participation in initiatives like the Fraud Awareness Week, Kenanga is proactively combating
fraudulent activities and contributing to the development of a more resilient business
landscape,” said John Gill, President of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Complementing this year’s FAW is a Talk Session in collaboration with the esteemed Faculty
of Law of the University of Malaya (“UM”). This strategic initiative serves as a pivotal
component of Kenanga’s social outreach programme, aligning with the ESG framework,
aimed at enhancing the awareness of fraud prevention and detection within the local
community, particularly among the students of UM’s Law Faculty. Alongside the customary
FAW initiatives, this programme underscores Kenanga’s unwavering commitment to fostering
governance culture and transparency throughout the organisation and within the community
by prioritising ethical conduct and collective vigilance against fraudulent activities.

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