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EPF fails to get waiver on mega-merger vote

Bursa sticks by rule book, denies pension fund's waiver request, given that there is a clear-cut conflict of interest

STICKING BY THE RULE BOOK: Bursa's keenly awaited and much-debated decision is a major blow for the pension fund which had lobbied hard on the premise that it should not be denied its fundamental right to vote.


MALAYSIA'S securities regulator stuck by the rule book on Tuesday and rejected the Employees Provident Fund's (EPF) plea to be allowed to cast its vote on the merger of CIMB Group, RHB Capital and Malaysia Building Society Bhd (MBSB), given the clear-cut conflict of interest.