Daniels V Anderson : its applications of contributory negligence on auditors’ duty of care in Malaysia / Zeittey Karmilla Kaman and Tan Swee Lim

Kaman, Zeittey Karmilla and Tan, Swee Lim (2010) Daniels V Anderson : its applications of contributory negligence on auditors’ duty of care in Malaysia / Zeittey Karmilla Kaman and Tan Swee Lim. In: ICOPS 2010 : International Conference on Public Polices & Social Sciences : E-Proceedings, 26 to 27 May 2010, SP Inn Hotel, Sungai Petani Kedah, Malaysia.

Abstract

As Malaysia gears towards a developed nation by year 2020, we have to prepare ourselves to face and overcome various challenges and complexities, and especially for the businesses to survive. We need to identify a required standard of accountability and liability of auditors, hoping to see a higher degree of social responsibility from auditors. There has been considerable development of the common law principles regarding auditors’ liabilities in recent years. The apportionment of damages for contributory negligence which may be caused by concurrent but independent acts or omissions of two or more parties resulting in a loss suffered by the company will fairly and justly hold every party responsible and liable according to the damage caused by them. Due to these, we need to identify and legislate, if needed, new provisions and use new approaches relevant to this present era to cater for current environment. One of the consideration is to adopt the concept of contributory negligence and the subsequent application of apportionment of liabilities among the company, management and auditors upon any losses resulted from negligence cause by these parties.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Creators:
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Kaman, Zeittey Karmilla
Zeittey@uniten.edu.my
Tan, Swee Lim
sweelim@kwsp.gov.my
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > General works. Financial institutions
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Financial management. Business finance. Corporation finance
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus
Event Title: ICOPS 2010 : International Conference on Public Polices & Social Sciences : E-Proceedings
Event Dates: 26 to 27 May 2010
Page Range: pp. 1-8
Keywords: standard of accountability; liability of auditors; contributory negligence; apportionment of liabilities
Date: 2010
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/34050
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