More questions than answers from SingPost’s reply

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

For SingPost to transform successfully, it needs a strong, effective board unencumbered by conflict of interest, good corporate governance, and a strong management team

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Datapulse Technology: EGM and other matters

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

On February 14,  Datapulse posted an update about the forthcoming EGM on SGXNET where it said: “The Board wishes to inform Shareholders that, based on current progress, the Board estimates that the Company will be able to hold the extraordinary general meeting (“EGM”) to consider the Proposed Business Diversification and the Proposed Change of Board by […]

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Is Datapulse Technology holding the EGM at the busiest time of the year?

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Updated on February 15, 10.55 am By Mak Yuen Teen On Valentine’s Day, Datapulse Technology issued an announcement indicating a lack of love for minority shareholders. It said that it plans to hold the EGM for its Proposed Business Diversification and the requisitioning shareholders’ Proposed Change of Board by April 27, 2018. If it does hold the EGM requisitioned […]

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Is our market at a tipping point?

Monday, February 12th, 2018

The lack of enforcement against directors has also created a group of independent directors in our market who are contributing to poor corporate governance in companies. One of the “solutions” to corporate governance problems in companies – independent directors – has become the problem themselves.

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Datapulse Technology Board needs to get on with the “Change of Board” EGM

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

At the Change of Board EGM, shareholders can question both the current directors and the proposed directors. I have consistently written that shareholders should ask questions of directors who are proposed for appointment, in order to assess their suitability and not vote blindly for directors. Given the important role played by directors, no one should get a free pass to the board.

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Datapulse Technology playing YOYO with disclosure-based regime

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

A more apt name for our disclosure-based regime may be YOYO or You’re On Your Own.

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Response To Consultation Paper “Review Of The Quarterly Reporting Framework”

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

This is my response to the SGX consultation paper on quarterly reporting. I am proposing a risk-based approach to complement the current approach based on market capitalisation.

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Datapulse Technology saga presents a challenge to SGX rules

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Lapses in disclosure and due diligence continue to undermine minority shareholders’ interests.

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Updated Preliminary Response to Datapulse Technology’s General Update on 30 January, 2018

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Note: This is an updated and extended version of my preliminary response  to the company’s announcement on January 30, 2018. A more detailed response may be provided after I have gone through all the company’s recent announcements. By Mak Yuen Teen Datapulse Technology’s latest general update on January 30, 2018 states: “Although the share purchase agreement for […]

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Preliminary Response to Datapulse Technology’s General Update on 30 January, 2018

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

This is a preliminary response to the company’s announcement on January 30, 2018. A more detailed response may be provided after I have gone through all the announcements.

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Remuneration: Get basics right and avoid pitfalls

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

A strong ethical culture must underpin a pay-for-performance system which avoids the pitfalls of excessive remuneration.

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