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1.5 Amendment of CDP Rules

1.5.1 The Depository is prohibited from making any amendments to the CDP Rules unless it complies with such requirements as prescribed by MAS or under the Securities and Futures Act. In addition to these requirements Board approval is required to effect any CDP Rule amendments. These safeguards are designed to promote regulatory transparency and accountability on the part of the Depository with respect to its rulemaking process and thereby promote investor confidence in the Depository.
1.5.2 Any amendment to the CDP Rules shall not come into force unless the prescribed time periods for effecting rule amendments as contemplated under the Securities and Futures Act are met.
1.5.3 Notwithstanding anything to the contrary as set forth above the Depository may effect Rule amendments in such manner as directed by MAS or pursuant to the Securities and Futures Act or other applicable laws.