Terms of Reference of The Nomination Committee




The Nomination Committee ("NC") is established in 2001 by the Board of Directors ("Board") of the Company with the specific responsibility for selection and assessment of the Directors and Senior Management. It has the duty to ensure an appropriate structure for management succession and development including an effective process for director selection and tenure and to review of the Directors and Senior Management.



The Board shall elect the Committee members from amongst themselves and it must be composed of no fewer than three (3) members consisting wholly of non-executive Directors, a majority of whom are independent.

The term of office and performance of the Committee and each of its members shall be reviewed by the Board annually to determine whether its members have carried out their duties in accordance with their terms of reference.

No alternate Director shall be appointed as a member of the Committee.



The Chairman of the NC shall be an Independent Director or the Senior Independent Director appointed by the Board from amongst the NC members. The NC Chairman shall chair all NC meetings but in the absence of the Chairman, the members of the NC can elect from amongst themselves as the Chairman of the NC meeting.

The Chairman of the NC shall:-

  • lead the succession planning and appointment of Directors, and oversee the development of a diverse pipeline for board and management succession, including the future Chairman, Executive Directors and Managing Director/CEO; and
  • lead the annual review of board effectiveness, ensuring that the performance of each individual Director and Chairman of the Board are independently assessed.



The Secretary(ies) of the NC shall be the Company Secretary(ies) of the Company.

The Secretary(ies) shall be responsible for drawing up the agenda and circulating it prior to each meeting and keeping the minutes of meetings of the NC.



The NC may meet together for the despatch of business, adjourn and otherwise regulate their meetings, at least once a year or more frequently as deemed necessary. The Chairman or any member of the NC may call for additional meetings at any time at their discretion. 

Reasonable notice of the NC shall be given in writing sent through the post, facsimile, electronic mail and by any means of telecommunication in permanent written form to all the NC members, except in the case of emergency, where NC may waive such requirement.

The NC may hold a committee meeting at one (1) or more venues within or outside Malaysia using any technology that gives the NC members as a whole a reasonable opportunity to participate. Any member of the NC participates at a NC meeting by way of telephone and video conferencing or by means of other communication equipment whereby all persons participating in the meeting are able to hear each other and be heard for the entire duration of the meeting in which event such member shall be deemed to be present at the meeting. A member participating in a meeting in the manner aforesaid may also be taken into account in ascertaining the presence of a quorum at the meeting. Any meeting held in such manner shall be deemed to be held at such place as shall be agreed upon by the members attending the meeting provided that at least one (1) of the members present at the meeting was at such place for the duration of that meeting. All information and documents must be made equally available to all participants prior to or at/during the meeting.

Questions arising at any meeting of the NC shall be decided by a majority of votes of the members present, and in the case of equality of votes, the Chairman of the NC shall have a second or casting vote.



A quorum shall consist of two (2) members.



A resolution in writing may be accepted as sufficiently signed by a member of the committee if transmitted to the Company by any technology purporting to include a signature and/or an electronic or digital signature by a majority of the NC members for the time being, and shall be valid and effective as if it had been passed at a meeting of the NC duly called and constituted. All such resolutions shall be described as “Nomination Committee Members’ Resolution in Writing” and shall be forwarded or otherwise delivered to the Company Secretary(ies) without delay and shall be recorded by the Company Secretary(ies) in the minutes book. Any such resolution may consist of several documents in like form, each signed by one (1) or more members of the NC.



Minutes of each NC meeting shall be kept at the registered office and distributed to each member of the NC and also to the other members of the Board.

The Minutes of the NC Meeting shall be signed by the Chairman of the meeting at which the proceedings were held or by the Chairman of the next succeeding meeting and if so signed, shall be conclusive evidence of the proceedings of the meeting duly held.



The Chairman of the NC shall report to the Board on the proceedings of each meeting and on matters as it considers appropriate within its terms of reference at least once a year, but more frequently if it so wishes, either formally in writing or verbally.

The NC shall report to the Board on any specific matters referred to it by the Board.



The NC shall, in accordance with a procedure or process to be determined by the Board and at the expense of the Company:-

  • be able to use a variety of approaches and sources to ensure that it is able to identify the most suitable candidates for Board position. This may include sourcing from a directors’ registry and open advertisements or the use of independent search firms;
  • annually review the required mix of skills, experience, quality and core competencies which Non-Executive and Executive Directors should bring to the Board;
  • assess on an annual basis, the effectiveness of the Board as a whole, the committees of the Board and the contribution of each individual Director;
  • review and recommend relevant succession plans;
  • select, engage and obtain, at the cost of the Company, professional advice, if needed, to enable the NC Committee to carry out its duties;
  • have full and unlimited/unrestricted access to information pertaining to the Company and its subsidiaries (“the Group”) and associated companies, if any; and
  • be entitled to the services of the Company Secretary(ies) who must ensure that all appointments are properly made, that all necessary information is obtained from Directors, both for the Company’s own records and for the purposes of meeting statutory obligations, as well as obligations arising from the Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad MAIN Market Listing Requirements or other regulatory requirements.



The duties and responsibilities of the NC are as follows:-

  • To formulate and review the policy on Board composition having regard to the mix of skills, independence and diversity (including gender diversity) required to meet the needs of the Company;
  • To source, identify, review and recommend candidates for appointment to the Board and Board Committees, which is led by the Chairman of the NC, taking into consideration the optimum and effective size of the Board and the candidates: -
      1. character, competency, knowledge and experience;
      2. professionalism;
      3. integrity and credibility;
      4. time commitment, particularly his number of other directorships; and
      5. in the case of the candidates for the position of Independent Non-Executive Directors, the NC would also evaluate the candidates’ ability to discharge such responsibilities or functions as expected from Independent Non-Executive Directors.
  • To recommend the re-election of Directors who are due to retire in accordance with the Company’s Constitution;
  • To assess the independence of each of the Independent Directors annually to ensure he/she is continually fit and still can maintain independence in order to assume their role as Independent Director of the Company;
  • To assess on an annual basis, the appointment and re-appointment of Independent Directors. The tenure of an Independent Director should not exceed a cumulative term of nine (9) years. After a cumulative term of nine (9) years, an Independent Director may continue to serve on the Board as a Non-Independent Director. However, if the Board intends to retain an Independent Director beyond nine (9) years, it should provide justification and seek shareholders’ approval annually through a two-tier voting process;
  • To consider, in making its recommendations, candidates for directorships and, within the bounds of practicability, by any other senior executive or any Director or Major Shareholder and to take steps to ensure that gender, ethnicity and age group diversity are considered as part of its recruitment exercise;
  • To establish and review the performance criteria to evaluate the performance of the Board, Board Committees and each individual Director;
  • To recommend to the Board the nominees to fill the seats on Board Committees;
  • To assess the effectiveness of the Board and Board Committees as a whole and each individual Director of the Board. The evaluation of the Board includes a review of the Board’s performance in addressing the Group’s material sustainability risk and opportunities. All assessments and evaluations carried out by the NC in the discharge of all its functions would be properly documented;
  • To ensure that all Directors receive appropriate continuous training programmes in order to broaden their perspectives and to keep abreast with developments in the marketplace and with changes in new statutory and regulatory requirements;
  • To review the terms of office and performance of the Audit Committee (“AC”) and each of its members annually to determine whether such AC and its members have carried out their duties in accordance with the terms of reference;
  • To assist the Board in assessing and evaluating circumstances where a Director’s involvement outside the Group may give rise to a potential conflict of interest with the Group’s businesses, upon receiving declaration of the same from the Director and thereafter, to inform the AC of the same. After deliberation with the AC, to recommend to the Board the necessary actions to be taken in circumstances where there is a conflict of interest.
  • To formulate and review the nomination, selection and succession policies and plans for members of the Board, Board Committees and senior management.
  • To act in line with the directions of the Board.
  • To consider and examine such other matters as the NC considers appropriate.
  • To consider any other relevant matters as delegated by the Board.



Any amendments to this term of reference to be approved by the Board. These terms of reference will be reviewed and updated periodically in accordance with the needs of the Company and any new regulations that may have an impact on the discharge of the Committee’s responsibilities.

The written terms of reference will be made to public on the Company’s website.