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Whistleblower Policy

Perdana Petroleum Berhad and its group of companies (the “Group”) aim to achieve a high standard of transparency, integrity and accountability in the conduct of its business and operations. The Group takes a serious view of any misconduct / wrongdoing on the part of any of its employees, management and directors, with respect to their obligations to the Group's interests.

Whistleblowing Policy is implemented to:-

  1. 1.Provide an avenue for all employees of the Group and Stakeholders (i.e. suppliers, customers,   shareholders or members of the public) to report or disclose any improper conduct within or     pertaining to the Group to the Whistleblowing Committee.
  2. 2.Provide proper internal reporting channel to disclose any improper conduct in accordance with the     procedures provided in this policy.
  3. 3.Address all disclosures in confidential and expeditious manner.
  4. 4.Provide protection for the whistleblower and to safeguard such person’s confidentiality.
  5. 5.Treat both the whistleblower and the alleged wrongdoer fairly.

The Whistleblowing Committee is chaired by an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Group and its members consist of the Head of Legal Department, Head of Human Resource Department and Head of Internal Audit Department. The Committee reports to the Audit and Risk Management Committee of the Group.

Reporting or disclosure of improper conduct (referred to as “Disclosure”) could be made by completing the prescribed Whistleblowing Form, in a strict confidential manner by email to wbc@perdana.my or mail to PPB Whistleblowing Committee, No. 6-8, Jalan Seri Utara 1, Seri Utara, Batu 7, Jalan Ipoh, 68100 Kuala Lumpur. In order for the whistleblower to be protected under the policy, the whistleblower must disclose his/her name, NRIC number and contact details. The disclosure must at least have details of person(s) involved, nature of allegation, when and where the incident took place as well as supporting evidence, if any.

Perdana Petroleum Berhad has a right to direct the disclosure to other relevant grievances channel if the disclosure does not fall under this policy.

Please download and read the Whistleblowing Policy for better understanding of a Whistleblower rights prescribed therein.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. 1.What is 'Whistleblowing'?
  2. 2.What is a 'Improper Conduct'?
  3. 3.How will I be protected?
  4. 4.Will my identity be kept confidential?
  5. 5.Will I be involved in the investigation when I report a 'Improper Conduct'?
  6. 6.What will happen after I made my disclosure?

1. What is 'Whistleblowing'?

Whistleblowing is an act of voluntary disclosure/reporting to the Whistleblowing Committee of the Group for further action of any improper conduct by an employee of the Group.

2. What is an 'Improper Conduct'?

The types of improper conduct include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. (a)Fraud, corruption or bribery (which includes, but is not limited to, soliciting/ receiving       bribes/kickbacks);
  2. (b)Criminal acts (which includes, but is not limited to, misappropriation of funds / assets, criminal       breach of trust, forgery, theft or insider trading);
  3. (c)Failure to comply with any legal or regulatory or health, safety, security and environmental (HSSE)       obligation;
  4. (d)Deliberate concealment of information (which includes, but is not limited to, intentional       omission, attempt to cover-up or providing false and misleading information);
  5. (e)Breach of confidentiality or misuse of confidential information;
  6. (f)Unethical conduct or conflicts of interest or abuse of power; and
  7. (g)Malpractices (which includes, but is not limited to, questionable or improper accounting,       operational or administrative practices).

3. How will I be protected?

You will be accorded with the protection under this Policy provided that the Disclosure is made in good faith and free from any malicious intent. Such protection is accorded even if the investigation later reveals that the whistleblower is mistaken as to the facts and the rules and procedures involved.

If the investigation later reveals that the disclosure was made with malicious intent, the appropriate action can be taken against the Whistleblower.

4. Will my identity be kept confidential?

Yes, unless we are compelled by law and/or regulatory bodies to make such disclosure.

Your identity will be kept confidential within the Whistleblowing Committee.

5. Will I be involved in the investigation when I report a 'Improper Conduct'?

You will only be requested to assist when more information is needed during the investigation.

6. What will happen after I made my disclosure?

Upon receipt of your disclosure, the Whistleblowing Committee will determine whether the nature of the complaint falls within the category of improper conduct. If it is an improper conduct, an investigation team will be appointed to investigate the alleged improper conduct or dismissed, if it is not. In both cases, you will be notified on the decision made.