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Regulatory Compliance Rising Rapidly in Malaysia (Latest Guidance)

The 1MDB scandal saw Malaysia’s former Prime Minister jailed for 12 years with a fine of 210m Malaysian Ringgit (USD $46.8m) - and the end of the 61-year political dominance of the country’s Barisan Nasional coalition political party.

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Hong Kong ICAC Releases Anti-Corruption Guide for Banking Industry

Hong Kong has become one of the most corruption-free nations in the world. The Transparency International 2022 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), the most widely used global corruption ranking system, lists Hong Kong as the 12th most ‘clean’ nation out of 180. The system measures how corrupt a country’s public sector is perceived to be, according to experts and businesspeople.

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Hong Kong SFC to Regulate Virtual Asset Trading Platforms

The virtual asset market has seen its share of upheaval recently. By the end of 2022, the global decentralised virtual asset (cryptocurrency) market had slumped by 64.1% to $829 billion, down from $2.3 trillion at the start of the year, according to a 2023 report by CoinGecko.

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Small Compliance Team Priorities for 2023: KYE in the Spotlight

Organisations across the globe invest heavily in resources to strengthen relationships between the business and employees and create the best outcomes. Know Your Employee (KYE) initiatives centred around the recruitment process can result in high-quality talent acquisition. Background checking, identity verification, certifications, and other aspects are a high priority - and it’s no wonder. After all, the cost of replacing an employee is significant. ELMO & HRMI’s 2022 ANZ benchmark report shows an average of AUD $23,860 and 40 days to make new hires.

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Enhancing Regulatory Compliance for Your Small Business in 2023

Small businesses and financial firms have undergone seismic shifts over the last few years. The pandemic forced employers to rethink their positions on remote and hybrid working models, and employees have come to expect greater flexibility. PwC’s survey of over 18,000 workers across Asia-Pacific (APAC) reveals that 66% expect to perform their roles in a hybrid capacity 12 months from now. In contrast, 24% expect fully-remote and only 10% fully in-person.

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