Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) MBRS XBRL Mandate

Malaysia’s SSM introduced an XBRL reporting mandate for public and private companies listed with it in a phased manner starting from November 2018. IRIS has since been helping Malaysian companies to create and submit high-quality XBRL financial reports to the SSM.

SSM MBRS Mandate
A Closer Look

Malaysia’s Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM) introduced a digital reporting platform called Malaysian Business Reporting System (MBRS) in 2018 and directed the companies under its purview to submit annual financial statements in the XBRL format, as opposed to the printed reports they had been preparing. The XBRL mandate was phased in from November 2018.

The MBRS system receives financial statements, annual returns, and exemption applications related to the financial statement and annual return applications from all Malaysian companies other than those in banking, finance, and insurance (which are regulated by Bank Negara Malaysia).

MBRS was introduced to add value to financial reporting in Malaysia by making digital reports accessible to all stakeholders of corporate information, improving the quality of financial disclosures, and facilitating continuous audits. However, the adoption of XBRL by Malaysian companies continues to be voluntary.

Modernized Reporting

The XBRL format mandated by SSM facilitates modernized reporting by doing away with painstaking manual processes and bringing in automated processing of business information.

Easier Analysis

XBRL, being a machine-readable format, helps computers interact with data by storing, exchanging, and presenting information in ways that facilitate analysis and interpretation.

High-quality Data

XBRL speeds up data processing and production while helping clean up the data through validation checks. The format provides high-quality data for further analysis.

Towards Analytics

The large volume of data being filed with SSM can be pooled for analytics purposes. Stakeholders of the data can study industry or sector-wide trends for better decision-making.

The SSM Taxonomy is a dictionary of machine-readable (XBRL) definitions that represent the financial and non-financial concepts covered in Malaysia-incorporated companies’ financial statements, annual returns, and exemption applications.

The SSM requires companies to convert their financial statements into XBRL using the MBRS preparation tool (mTool). Companies can use mTool to map the line items in a set of financial statements to their corresponding SSM taxonomy definitions.

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IRIS CARBON® helps Malaysian companies submit high-quality XBRL reports to the SSM through the MBRS portal.


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Natura & Co.
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Eni Group Italy
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Unparalleled XBRL Expertise at your Service

We at IRIS are proud to be at the forefront of efforts to develop XBRL as a standard. Our work in XBRL-based compliance reporting spans 17+ years and we have collaborated with over 30 global regulators. We have helped some of the regulators develop XBRL taxonomies.

Apart from filings with the MBRS, we also facilitate XBRL and inline XBRL filings with the US SEC and FERC, the UK’s FCA and HMRC, and South Africa’s CIPC. We also help European Companies comply with the European Single Electronic Format (ESEF) mandate.

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