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Market Surveillance

Our underlying philosophy in managing market orderliness lies in addressing market misconduct. We consider both quantitative and qualitative criteria when deciding on the appropriate policies, approaches and actions to be taken to address market orderliness.

Regulatory Measures

Regulatory Measures

Soft Enforcement

Soft enforcement is an approach used to address irregular trading concerns through engagement with Participating Organisations ("POs").

Objectives of soft enforcement:

Bursa Malaysia's expectation on POs post soft enforcement include:

Market Alert

Market Alert is an alert initiated to caution the investing public on the possible irregular trading activities of a particular security. The Market Alert is published via media release and Listing Circular.

Market Alert serves to alert investors:

It also assures investors that Bursa Malaysia will not hesitate to take appropriate regulatory action on the trading of the securities to ensure a fair and orderly market.


The trading of the securities will be declared as "Designated Securities" upon occurrence of a situation of excessive speculation as well as the existence of abnormal trading patterns. The decision to designate a securities also takes into account the interest of ensuring a fair and orderly market for the trading the affected securities.

With the designation, trading in the securities continues but will require payment upfront before buying and a free balance of securities before selling.