The Board of Directors (“Board”) of Parlo Berhad (formerly known as Cybertowers Berhad) (“Parlo” or “Company”) has adopted a Code of Conduct and Ethics (“Code”) which sets forth the values, expectations and standards of business ethics. The Code is adopted to maintain the highest level of integrity and ethical conduct of the Board, management and employees of the Parlo group of companies (“Parlo Group” or “Group”).
The Code provides guidance to ensure that upholding the ethical conduct of the Board and/or employees daily work. However, separate guiding regulations may be established by the Board or other governing body of each Parlo Group company when more detailed standards of conduct are deemed necessary by such Board or governing body.
The guiding principles of the Code are as follows:
  • Show respect in the workplace
  • Act with integrity in the marketplace
  • Ensure ethics in business relationships
  • Ensure effective communication


Equal opportunity  
Parlo shall not discriminate or treat employees or job applicants unfairly in matters that involve the recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation or any other term or condition of employment.
Parlo’s employment decisions regarding employees and job applicants will always be based on merit, qualifications and job-related performance, without regard to non-job-related characteristics such as:
  • Race, colour, ethnicity or national origin;
  • Gender or gender identity;
  • Sexual orientation;
  • Age;
  • Religion;
  • Disability;
  • Veteran status; and/or
  • Any other legally protected status.
Parlo will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in relation to employment.

We are committed to providing a harassment-free environment. “Harassment” is behavior that creates an offensive, intimidating, humiliating or hostile work environment that unreasonably interferes with another person’s work performance. Harassment may be physical or verbal, and may be done in person or by other means (such as harassing notes or emails). Examples of harassing behavior include unwelcome sexual advances or remarks, offensive jokes and disparaging comments.

Human rights  
Parlo recognises the importance of maintaining and promoting fundamental human rights in all of our operations. Parlo operates under programs and policies that:
  • Provide fair and equitable wages, benefits and other conditions of employment in accordance with local laws
  • Provide humane and safe working conditions
  • Prohibit forced or child labor
  • Promote a workplace free of discrimination and harassment
Ensuring workplace health and safety  
Parlo would do everything possible to ensure the safety of each employee and shall maintain and improve the workplace environment so that everyone can work in safe and healthy surrounding.
The Company understands and strives to comply with all applicable laws and regulations related to safety and sanitation such as Occupational Safety and Health Act, 1994.
The Company shall strive to create a secure and conducive work environment that allows employees to balance their personal lives and work.

Protection of privacy  
Every officer and employee is expected to respect each other’s privacy.
Every officer and employee is expected not to disclose personal information obtained in the workplace or business operations to others without the consent of the individual, unless required by law.

Use of Company’s assets with due care  
Every officer and employee should not improperly use or waste any assets belonging to the Group.
Every officer and employee shall endeavour to protect the Company’s assets under his/her care and should not use such assets for his personal gain or the benefit of others. 

Leading by example  
Directors, managers and supervisors, have the added responsibility for demonstrating, through their actions, the importance of the Code. Ethical behaviour is the product of clear and direct communication of behavioural expectations, modelled from the top and demonstrated by example. Directors, managers and supervisors are responsible for promptly addressing ethical questions or concerns raised by employees and for taking the appropriate steps to deal with such issues.

Continuous training and development  
Parlo believes that employees’ skills and development are vital to the success of the Group. As such, the Group strives to motivate and retain the best employees by providing continuous training by sending them to relevant courses in order to upgrade their knowledge and skills within their job scope.


Ensuring quality of product and services, safety and reliability  
Parlo is committed to providing quality travel products and services. Parlo strives to maintain customers’ trust by providing travel products and services that are developed in an ethical and responsible manner, and follow applicable ethical standards and guidelines.

Responsible sales and marketing practices  
Parlo is expected to compete vigorously and effectively, but never unlawfully. For this reason, Parlo is truthful in all of our sales and marketing activities.
The Company shall not:
  • Overstate or misrepresent the qualities of its travel products and services;
  •  Use misleading or untruthful statements in the provision of its travel products and services; and  
  • Make claims about its travel products and services without adequate substantiation and proper legal clearance.
Parlo will ensure that its marketing programmes and activities conform to applicable laws and regulations.
Whilst making comparisons between competitors’ products and services and the Company’s products and services, Parlo will always be mindful not to discredit other companies.
Parlo’s customers  
When dealing with its customers, the Company shall always:
  • Earn business on the basis of the Company’s superior travel products and services, customer service and competitive price;
  • Present its services and products in an honest and forthright manner;
  • Avoid unfair or deceptive trade practices;
  • Communicate its sales programmes clearly; and
  • Deliver its promises.
All Parlo’s contracts with customers will reflect the importance and value that the Company place on its businesses. All customer sales and trade agreements will be in writing and conform to the Company’s Standard Operating Procedures and Practices.
If a problem occurs with the quality of a travel product or service that the Company provides to customers, Parlo endeavours to provide accurate information relating to the travel products or services and to respond promptly in order to limit the extent of the damage or inconvenience to the customer. Furthermore, Parlo strives to take all possible measures to determine the cause of the problem and prevent its recurrence.

Parlo’s suppliers  
Parlo holds its suppliers to the same standards of integrity to which the Company hold itself.
An unethical or illegal act of a supplier may hurt the Parlo Group's reputation and may cause loss of goodwill in the communities that the Company serves.
Therefore, all suppliers must comply with the highest requested standard set by the Company as a condition of doing business with the Company/Group. The Company/Group’s suppliers include any third-party vendors, consultants, service providers or suppliers such as airlines, hotels and other travel providers.
The Company’s decision on the selection of a supplier is based on merit, quality of service and reputation.

Community involvement  
The Company encourages its officers and employees to participate actively in community welfare, healthcare, education, arts and other cultural activities as well as other philanthropic activities as a good corporate citizen.
The Company also engages in meaningful and appropriate donations and support activities as social contributions to respond to social issues and community needs relating to the Group’s philosophy.
The Board acknowledges the significance of Corporate Social Responsibility and views it as an integral part of the organisation’s way of succeeding in business and contributing to the welfare of employees in particular and society at large and also to all communities in the environment it operates.

Environmental-friendly practices  
In acknowledging its care for the environment, Parlo considers safety and environmental factors in all its operating decisions and explores feasible opportunities to minimise any adverse impact from its operations, waste disposals and products quality, design and packaging.


Conflict of interest  
Parlo endeavours to avoid a conflict, or an appearance of a conflict, between personal interests and the Group’s interests.
Parlo shall manage and mitigate all conflicts or perceived conflicts of interest and where it is not possible to avoid a conflict of interest, appropriate disclosures shall be made accordingly.

Recurrent related party transactions (“RRPTs”)  
In compliance with the ACE Market Listing Requirements of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, the Audit Committee of Parlo has established the review procedures to monitor, track, and identify RRPTs in a timely and orderly manner and to ensure that such RRPTs be carried out on normal commercial terms which are not more favourable to the related party than those generally available to the public.

No solicitations  
The Company shall not solicit or accept any economic benefit from any third party in the course of its work. Parlo shall not render any assistance to any third party in its dealings with the Group where this would result in undue preferential treatment to the third party.

Personal gifts  
Parlo shall not accept compensation or money of any amount from entities with whom Parlo does or may do business. Parlo may accept unsolicited gifts other than money that conform to the reasonable ethical practices of the marketplace, including meal or entertainment for normal business courtesies, token gifts which are occasional, gifts during festive or special events or social functions attended by the Board/ officers/ employees for and on behalf of the Group.

Offering of business courtesies  
In line with the customary practices, Parlo may provide non-monetary gifts (i.e. company logo souvenirs or similar promotional items) to its customers and others that conform to the reasonable ethical practices of the marketplace, including meal or entertainment for normal business courtesies, token gifts which are occasional, gifts during festive or special events or social functions.

Additional Directorships/ employment/ business obligations  
  • For the Board, the Directors should devote sufficient time to carry out their responsibilities. The Board should obtain this commitment from its members at the time of appointment. Directors should notify the Chairman /Chairperson/the Board vide the Company Secretaries before accepting any new directorships. The notification should include an indication of the time that will be spent on the new appointment.
  • For the officers/employees, it should be highlighted that having additional business obligations outside employment which may negatively affect his/her job performance and/or interferes with his/her responsibilities in the Parlo Group. 

Corrupt arrangements with customers, suppliers, government officials, or other third parties are strictly prohibited. “Corruption” generally refers to obtaining, or attempting to obtain, a personal benefit or business advantage through improper or illegal means.
Corrupt activities are not only a violation of the Code, they could potentially be a serious violation of criminal and civil anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws with statutory penalties. Should Parlo becomes aware of any potential or actual corrupt arrangement or agreement, the Company has the statutory obligations to report to the relevant authority(ies).

Anti-money laundering  
“Money laundering” is the process by which persons or groups try to conceal the proceeds of illegal activities or try to make the sources of their illegal funds look legitimate.
Parlo shall to the best of its ability and knowledge conduct business with reputable customers with legitimate funds, for legitimate business purposes.

Insider trading  
In the course of performing his/her job, the Board/officers/employees of Parlo may learn of certain confidential information that qualifies as "material non-public and price sensitive information" about the Parlo Group, its customers, suppliers or business partners or another third party.
“Material non-public and price sensitive information” means any non-public and price sensitive information that could potentially influence the investment decisions of investors. It includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Financial information such as sales and profits;
  •  Information concerning dividends;
  • Information concerning alliances with other companies, including mergers and acquisitions;
  •  Information concerning changes in major suppliers; and  
  • Information concerning new products or new technologies.
The Board/officers/employees shall not disclose material non-public and price sensitive information to anyone outside of Parlo Group, including family members and friends.
The Board/officers/employees shall not deal in securities of the Group nor influence any third party in dealing with the securities while he/she has material non-public and price-sensitive information about the Group.
In addition, the Board/officers/employees are not permitted to engage in activities that are designed to hedge or offset any decrease in the market value of the Group’s securities.


Corporate disclosure  
Material information from the Company shall be fairly accessible to the general public and the Company applies non-discrimination policy to receivers of the material information. Selective disclosure is prohibited.
The Company may withhold or delay disclosure of certain material information of which, if released, would undermine the interests of the Company or interests of shareholders in general. In such case, the Company shall ensure that confidentiality is maintained at all times to minimise leakage of information.
If confidentiality of information is lost or cannot be maintained, the Company shall immediately announce the information to Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.
In general, the Directors/officers/employees of Parlo should not respond to any rumour, unless the rumour brings undesirable impact to the interests of the Company or shareholders in general or it is required by the relevant authority.

Only the Chairman / Chairperson or any other authorised officer by the Chairman / Chairperson should be the spokesperson for the Company. Other persons may be a temporary spokesperson for the Company if so authorised by the Board. 
The spokesperson shall ensure that no material information is released to selective parties.
Only the spokesperson or other authorised person of the Company is allowed to address the public, approve announcement, make a press release, clarify rumours and authorise the publication of contents on the Company’s website on behalf of the Company.

Whistleblowing is a specific means by which an employee/officer or stakeholder can report or disclose through established channels, concerns about any violations of the Code, unethical behaviour, malpractices, illegal acts or failure to comply with regulatory requirements that are taking place/ has taken place/ may take place in the future.
Only genuine concerns should be reported. Such report should be made in good faith with a reasonable belief that the information and any allegation in it are substantially true, and the report is not made for personal gain. Malicious and false allegations by the whistleblower will be viewed seriously and treated as a gross misconduct and if proven may lead to dismissal or termination of the whistleblower.
In the event of any violation of the Code, the Board shall determine the appropriate action to be taken after considering all relevant information, including but not limited to, the nature of the violation and its severity, and whether the violation appears to have been committed intentionally or inadvertently. Such action to be taken shall reasonably be designed to deter wrongdoings and to promote accountability for adherence to the Code.
Parlo is committed to:
  • encourage employees to talk to supervisors, managers and other appropriate personnel when in doubt about the best course of action in a particular situation;  
  • encourage employees to report violations of laws, rules, regulations, the Company's policies or the Code to appropriate personnel;
  •  investigate into cases reported and take appropriate actions after the conclusion of investigations;  
  • keep the identity of the whistleblower in strictest confidentiality; and
  •  indemnify the whistleblower.  

Reports are to be made in writing or via email to the designated persons set out below:

  • For matters relating to financial reporting, unethical or illegal conduct, reports are to be made directly to the:
          Independent Non-Executive Director / Audit Committee
          Mr Leow Wey Seng at email address:​

  • For employment and/or business operation matters, reports are to be made directly to the:
​          Executive Director / CEO
          Ti Lian Seng at email address:
The Board will review the Code as and when necessary, to ensure that it remains relevant and appropriate. The Code can be viewed on the Company’s website at