Stone Master ex-deputy MD ordered to pay RM11.54m disgorgement, civil penalty – SC


KUALA LUMPUR – The Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and upheld the decision of the High Court in 2019 that Datin Chan Chui Mei, the former deputy managing director of Stone Master Corporation Bhd had breached securities laws.

The decision was delivered by the court’s three-member bench comprising Justices Datuk Lee Swee Seng, Datuk Hadhariah Syed Ismail and Datuk Gunalan Muniandy in the proceedings yesterday.

In a statement today, SC said the Court of Appeal did not find any error in the findings of the High Court judge which found that Chan had caused wrongful loss to Stone Master, in breach of Section 317A of the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007 (CMSA).

As such, Chan was ordered to pay RM11.54 million disgorgement and a civil penalty of RM1 million to the SC.

During the trial, it was established that Stone Master had paid several local representatives of several foreign companies non-refundable deposits amounting to RM11.59 million.

Evidence showed that RM11.54 million of the deposits were subsequently transferred into Chan’s personal bank accounts, SC said.

On 28 September 2016, the SC had obtained an interim injunction to restrain Chan from dealing with monies in her personal bank accounts up to the value of RM11.54 million.