Dual class shares – myopia or opportunism?

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

I have written extensively on the subject of dual class shares (DCS) and would have preferred to wait until the public consultation before saying any more. However, in recent days, I have seen the lobbying continue for DCS, with one describing those opposed to it as myopic. To be fair, the word “opportunistic” has also been used […]

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Investors need to play their part

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

It is a concern that many retail investors do not read the corporate governance report.

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SBIO: corporate governance at the edge

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

The case raises wider issues as to whether sponsors are really equipped to fulfil their responsibilities.

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Stand taken by SBI Offshore sponsor highly disappointing

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

THIS Friday’s EGM at SBI Offshore (SBIO), requisitioned by three substantial shareholders, will consider the following resolutions: the proposed removal of current CEO Chan Lai Thong as a director, and the proposed appointment of Hui Choon Ho, Lau Yoke Mun, Ong Nai Pew and Geoffrey Yeoh Seng Huat as directors.

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Dual class shares: safeguards or minefields?

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

The SGX board should also consider if DCS are the way to build a sustainable exchange.

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Why governance lapses are recurring

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Three key factors impose a continuing and increasing stress on the corporate governance system of companies.

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Is this why regulatory enforcement is lacking?

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Copyright for cartoon belongs to Mak Yuen Teen and Chris Bennett (Look out for volume 2 of our book of corporate governance cartoons – all profits to charity)

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MAS should say no to dual-class shares

Friday, August 26th, 2016

  First published in Business Times on August 25, 2016 By Mak Yuen Teen WHEN the Companies Act was amended to allow public companies to have dual-class shares, there was a sense of inevitability about the Singapore Exchange (SGX) opening its doors to listed companies with dual-class shares. I am therefore not at all surprised […]

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Independent or irrelevant directors?

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Independence of these three Swiber directors is debatable.

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