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Taiwan Gets Its First Female President

TAIPEi: Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan’s main opposition party will become the island’s first female president in a landslide victory over the ruling Kuomintang, as voters turned their backs on closer China ties. KMT candidate Eric Chu conceded defeat in a disastrous rout for the party, addressing tearful crowds at the party’s headquarters in Taipei. The […]

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More than 180 listed firms lack compliance

KUALA LUMPUR: More than 40% of 450 listed companies surveyed by Bursa Malaysia did not meet satisfactory corporate governance standards. Among the weaknesses were that companies did not comply with having “real independent” directors on their boards, the audit committee’s report not having enough information and the post of chairman and chief executive being held […]

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What Makes A Good Chairman?

If an organisation is poorly chaired, its governance will suffer as well SEVERAL chairmen have been in the news lately. They separately chair organisations such as a foundation, a committee and a government-owned company. Each is part of a story that raises questions about transparency, governance and conflict of interest. Now is therefore a good […]