(a) The ARMC shall be appointed by the Board from amongst their members and shall consist of at least three (3) members, the majority of whom are Independent Directors. All members of ARMC shall be Non-Executive Directors.
(b) The Chief Executive Officer and/or alternate director(s) shall not be a member of ARMC.
(c) The members of the ARMC shall elect a Chairman from amongst its members who shall be an Independent Non-Executive Director.
(d) At least one member of the ARMC should be a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA); or possess at least three(3) years of working experience and has passed the examinations set out in Part 1 of the First Schedule of the Accountants Act, 1967 or a member of one of the associations of accountants set out in Part II of the First Schedule of the Accountants Act, 1967 or fulfills such other requirements as prescribed or approved by Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (“Bursa Securities”).
(e) In the event of any vacancy which results in the number of members in the ARMC being reduced to below three (3) or non-compliance of 1(d) above, the vacancy must be filled within three (3) months.
2. Procedure of Meetings
2.1 Frequency and Proceedings of Meetings
(a) The ARMC shall meet at least four (4) times in a financial year and such other additional times as the ARMC deem necessary with due notice of issues to be discussed. The meeting and proceedings of any ARMC, where applicable, shall be governed by the provisions of the Articles of Association of the Company regulating the meetings and proceedings of Directors.
(b) The quorum for meeting of the ARMC shall be two (2) members of which the majority of members present must be Independent Non-Executive Directors.
(c) A meeting of the ARMC may be held by means of video conference or telephone conference or other telecommunication facilities which permits all persons participating in the meeting to communicate with each other. A person so participating shall be deemed to be present in person at such meeting and be counted in a quorum and be entitled to vote and the meeting shall be deemed to have been held in Malaysia.
(d) A notice of meeting may be served by the Company or the Secretary upon any ARMC member as the case maybe either personally, by telephone, facsimile or by sending it through the post addressed to such member as the case maybe, at least seven (7) days before the meeting or such shorter notice as may be mutually agreed upon by all the ARMC members.
(e) Questions arising at any meeting shall be decided by a simple majority of votes except for related party transaction where the interested ARMC members shall abstain from deliberation and voting.
(f) A resolution in writing signed by a majority in number of the ARMC members shall be as effective for all purposes as a resolution passed at a meeting of the ARMC duly convened, held and constituted and may consist of several documents in like form, each signed by one or more of the ARMC members. Any such documents may be accepted as sufficiently signed by an ARMC member if transmitted to the Company by any technology to include a signature and/or electronic signature of the ARMC member.
(g) The Company Secretary of the Company shall be the Secretary of the ARMC.
(h) In the event if the elected Chairman is not able to attend a meeting, a member who is an Independent Director shall be nominated as a Chairman for the meeting.
(a) The ARMC shall cause minutes of all proceedings of the ARMC meetings to be duly entered in books provided for the purpose:
• Of all appointments of sub-committees;
• Of all the names of the ARMC present at each meeting of the ARMC;
• Of all resolutions and proceedings of meetings of the ARMC; and
• Of all orders made by the ARMC.
(b) Any such minutes of any meeting of the ARMC, if signed by the Chairman of such meeting or by the Chairman of the next succeeding meeting, shall be prima facie evidence of the proceedings to which it relates.
(c) The books containing the minutes of proceedings of any ARMC Meeting shall be kept by the Company at the Registered Office of the Company and shall be opened to the inspection of any ARMC members or Directors of the Company.
The ARMC shall in accordance with the procedure determined by the Board and at the cost of the Company:-
(a) have the authority to appoint the Internal Auditor of the Company and establish an internal audit function which is independent of the activities and ensure that the Internal Audit reports directly to the ARMC;
(b) have explicit authority to investigate any matter within the terms of reference;
(c) have the resources which the ARMC require to perform the duties;
(d) have full and unrestricted access to any information which the ARMC require in the course of performing the duties;
(e) have unrestricted access to the Chief Executive Officer of the Company;
(f) have direct communication channels with the external auditors and internal auditors;
(g) be able to obtain independent professional or other advice in the performance of its duties at the cost of the Company.
(h) be able to invite outsiders with relevant experience to attend its meetings, if necessary; and
(i) be able to convene meeting with the external auditors, the internal auditors or both, excluding the attendance of other executive Board members and employees of the Company, whenever deemed necessary.
4. Duties and Responsibilities
4.1 Matters relating to External Audit:
(a) To nominate and recommend a person or persons as external auditors for the approval of the Board and review audit fee and any question of resignation or dismissal of external auditors.
(b) To review the nature, scope and quality of external audit plan/arrangements.
(c) To review the external auditors’ audit report and audit findings and the management’s response thereto.
(d) To review quarterly reports and annual financial statements of the Company and of the Group, focusing in particular, the going concern assumption, compliance with accounting standards and regulatory requirements, any changes in accounting policies and practices, prior to approval by the Board.
(e) To review the assistance given by the Group’s officers to the external auditors.
(f) To discuss the contracts for the provision of non-audit services which can be entered into and procedures that must be followed by the external auditors. The contracts that cannot be entered into with the external auditors should include management consulting, strategic decision, internal audit and standard operating policies and procedures documentation.
4.2 Matters relating to Internal Audit
(a) To review the adequacy of the scope, functions, competency and resources of the internal audit functions and to ensure that the internal auditors have the necessary authority to carry out its work.
(b) To review the Internal Audit programme, processes, results of the internal audit programme, processes or investigation undertaken and where necessary, ensure that appropriate actions are taken on the recommendation of the internal audit functions.(b) To review the Internal Audit programme, processes, results of the internal audit programme, processes or investigation undertaken and where necessary, ensure that appropriate actions are taken on the recommendation of the internal audit functions.
(c) To review the reports and findings of the Internal Audit Department including any findings of the internal investigations and the managements response thereto.
(d) To review the adequacy and integrity of internal control systems including risk management and management information system.
(e) To approve any appointment or termination of senior staff members of the internal audit functions.
(f) To take cognizance of resignations from the internal audit staff members and provide the resigning staff member an opportunity to submit his/her reasons for resigning.
4.3 Roles and Rights of the ARMC
(a) To review and monitor the business and financial risks facing the Group and to ensure that all high impact risks are adequately managed at various levels within the Group.
(b) To review the adequacy of Group’s risk management framework and assess the resources and knowledge of the Management and employees involved in the risk management process.
(c) To review the Group’s risk profile and risk tolerance.
(d) To review any related party transactions and any other significant transaction which are not within the normal course of business that may arise within the Company or the Group.
(e) To report to Bursa Securities on any matter reported by the Board of the Company which has not been satisfactorily resolved resulting in a breach of the Listing Requirements of Bursa Securities.
(f) To carry out any other functions that may be mutually agreed by the ARMC and the Board which would be beneficial to the Company and ensure the effective discharge of the ARMC’s duties and responsibilities.