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Intro to XBRL
Patricia Francis

xbrL Is resHApING tHe FINANcIAL reportING LANDscApe WorLDWIDe, AND LooKs set to Do tHe sAme IN mALAYsIA oNce FuLLY ImpLemeNteD bY LocAL reGuLAtors AND busINesses. Are You xbrL reADY?

The objectives of SSM’s SDP II are:
• To enhance delivery and improve accuracy of information; • To achieve a standardised and consistent mode of reporting with enhanced analytical capabilities; • To promote data usability and exchange flow with external stakeholders. According to Nor Azimah, SSM also promotes the adoption of XBRL as a nationwide format to be used by key agencies such as the Inland Revenue Board (LHDN), Securities Commission (SC) and Bursa Malaysia and the building of extension taxonomies by the mentioned agencies. The said adoption will provide SSM, other regulators and businesses with detailed data which can be aggregated and made available to stakeholders in the form of industry analysis for industrial benchmarking. The move to XBRL-based reporting is also in line with plans to transform Malaysia into a digital country by 2020, as XBRL reports form part of the digital reporting chain. At the recent Digital Malaysia Press Conference held on 5 July 2012 by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) along with Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), Datuk Badlisham Ghazali, CEO of MDeC told the media that Digital Malaysia will help drive automation and technology adoption to ensure productivity and increased workflow efficiency.

ust like IFRS convergence, XBRL adoption looks set to reshape the financial reporting landscape in Malaysia, thus indelibly affecting accountants and the profession at large. Key regulators are championing XBRL or eXtensible Business Reporting Language, hailed as an innovation that will facilitate and enhance the ease and timeliness of compiling and disclosing…...

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