Governance For Stakeholders
Administrative oversight, inadvertent omissions, administrative inadvertences: what next?
By Mak Yuen Teen In 2015, SingPost failed to disclose the interest of a director when it announced an acquisition and blamed it on an “administrative oversight”. Other companies soon used the same term, and “administrative oversight” entered the lexicon of listed companies here when explaining away incorrect disclosures. When incorrect disclosures about past regulatory actions and a petition for winding up were made at the time of the appointment of Low Beng Tin as chairman of Datapulse Technology, the company issued a clarification and cited “inadvertent omissions”. Other companies in which Mr Low was also a director had also made similar incorrect disclosures and they too issued clarifications citing the same reason. It did not take long for other comp