January 7, 2019
KUALA LUMPUR – The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) today urged members of the public who had invested in two illegal futures and equity trading schemes to file their claims for restitution by February 6, this year.
The first scheme is related to Kahar Mohd Tahir, while the second scheme involving Mohd Faizal Jamaludin.
The SC’s investigation showed that the two had illegally solicited monies from the public between February and December 2015, purportedly to invest in a futures and equities trading scheme.
Both were found to have carried out fund management activities without a licence.
Following administrative sanctions imposed against the two individuals, restitution processes were initiated in October 2016 and April 2018 for Kahar’s and Faizal’s cases respectively.
As at September 2018, a total of RM854,173.20 from the duo has been secured for the purposes of restitution to eligible investors.
To date, the SC has successfully disbursed RM744,844.30 to 25 affected investors.
Members of the public who had invested in these two schemes are required to submit their claims, together with necessary proof of investment, to the SC before 5pm on 6 February 2019.
Upon receipt of the claims, the SC will determine the final amount of claim based on available funds and returns received by claimants (if any).
The claim form and more details on the matter are available on the SC’s website at https://www.sc.com.my/regulation/enforcement/claim.
Investors with any queries regarding the restitution process may contact the SC’s Consumer & Investor Office at 03-62048999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.