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An Analysis of Why Public Listed
Companies Go Private in Malaysia

Lau Chee Chin @ Lau Cheung Chang
Bachelor of Commerce
Flinders University of South Australia
1998

Submitted to the Graduate School of Business
Faculty of Business and Accountancy
University of Malaya, in partial fulfillment
of the requirements for the Degree of
Master of Business Administration
June 2009

AN ANALYSIS OF WHY PUBLIC LISTED
COMPANIES GO PRIVATE IN MALAYSIA

LAU CHEE CHIN @ LAU CHEUNG CHANG

Dedicated to my esteemed
Father & Mother
for showing me that
life is a process and not an event
Also dedicated to my Wife
for been a constant source of inspiration,
mentor and a guide to me.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

First and foremost, I am dearly indebted to my supervisor Prof Madya Dr. M Fazilah Abdul Samad who has been very supportive throughout my research studies. Her keen mind, abilities and expert guidance put me on the right track and enabled me to complete this research. I would like to thank her for the support, encouragement and patience.

My eternal gratitude is to my parents who raised me, taught me, and endlessly encouraged me to see life as a process and not as an event. I am also indebted to my wife for her enormous support, patience, encouragement and the sharing of the burden throughout my MBA programme.

I would like to express my gratitude to my fellow lecturers, the ever helpful administrative personnel and fellow MBA students at the Graduate School of Business at University Malaya. Finally, I must express my sincere appreciation to all those who helped me and those who stood with me during the period of my MBA programme.

LAU CHEE CHIN @ LAU CHEUNG CHANG
MARCH 2009

ABSTRACT

The trends of public listed companies going private in Malaysia‟s stock exchange Bursa Malaysia has experienced a surge with 17 public listed companies being taken private in the first half of the year in 2007 together with approximately RM46.29 billion of market...
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