Commercial Affairs Department (CAD)

CAD seizes Allied Tech documents for investigations; retains director's electronic belongings & passport

SINGAPORE (May 30): Allied Technologies says the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) has seized information, records and documents on the group and its subsidiaries – as well as on its escrow account with JLC Advisors, from which some $33 million is alleged to have gone missing.

Annica chairman Ong quits just as $33 mil goes missing at his law firm JLC

SINGAPORE (May 27): Jeffrey Ong, managing partner of law firm JLC Advisors, may have given instructions to pay out a sum of $33.2 million held in escrow by his firm for a client, Allied Technologies. According to Allied’s statement filed with Singapore Exchange on May 23, the payment may have been “unauthorised”, citing a letter it received from JLC on May 22. Allied’s statement did not specify who the payment was made to.

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Singapore authorities to continue investigation of key Midas personnel amid winding-up woes

SINGAPORE (April 2): Singapore’s authorities say they will continue their investigation into Midas Holdings’ former directors and officers in the event that the insolvent company winds up.

This comes amid a year-long investigation into Midas Holdings as the company’s former directors and officers by the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) and Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

Singapore’s regulatory unit SGX RegCo is also reviewing potential listing rule breaches by former directors and executive officers of Midas.

Hunting for the truth redux: Our coverage of the penny stock saga attracted threats and lawsuits

SINGAPORE (Mar 22): If there’s one story published by The Edge Singapore that I will never forget, it will probably be “Hunting for the truth” (Issue 641, Sept 1, 2014). The piece was intended to mark the first anniversary of the steep rise and sudden collapse of shares in Asiasons Capital, Blumont Group and LionGold Corp, an event that battered confidence in the local stock market and contributed to a subsequent slump in trading volumes.

SGX hones ability to scrutinise asset valuations, pressures auditors — will it close the ‘trust deficit’?

SINGAPORE (Feb 4): On Jan 25, Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo) briefed several journalists about its plans to play a more active role in determining the scope of statutory audits of locally listed companies, and beef up its capabilities to scrutinise the value of corporate assets.

Raffles United proposes $12 mil rights issue; another shareholder called up by CAD

SINGAPORE (Jan 10): Raffles United Holdings is seeking to raise up to $11.7 million by proposing to undertake a renounceable, non-underwritten rights issue of up to 234 million new rights shares at 5 cents each.

This represents a discount of about 39% to the counter’s closing price on Jan 8, the last trading day prior to the announcement.

Assuming full subscription, the net proceeds are estimated to be $11.6 million after deducting about $0.1 million for professional fees and related expenses.

What's next for Kimly amid its ongoing probe?

SINGAPORE (Dec 21): The past weeks have been rough for coffee shop chain operator Kimly, whose IPO on Catalist last year was among the most sought after. The group’s first major acquisition since its listing on Catalist has been rescinded.

Its executive chairman Lim Hee Liat and executive director Chia Cher Khiang are under investigation by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD), and have had their passports impounded.

Noble says to take 'alternative' restructuring process without transfer of listing to New Noble

SINGAPORE (Dec 7): Noble Group said it intends to go ahead and complete the restructuring by “an alternative process” without the transfer of the company’s listing status to New Noble.

The alternative may involve filing for administration in Britain after which creditors of Noble would be able to take control of the company. However, shareholders and perpetual bond holders are likely to be wiped out, analysts had noted when the option was proposed in Noble's restructuring circular.

Singapore authorities block Noble Group's plans to transfer listing to New Noble on restructuring

SINGAPORE (Dec 6): The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo) have decided not to allow Noble Group to transfer its listing status to New Noble as part of group’s proposed restructuring.

The authorities say this follows a careful review of the findings to-date from the ongoing investigations into Noble and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Noble Resources International (NRI).

Noble Group probe extends to auditors, critic Dee calls for wider investigation

SINGAPORE (Dec 3): Singapore authorities have summoned EY (Singapore), the auditor of Noble Group’s subsidiary, Noble Resources International, to assist in a joint investigation that was announced on Nov 20. NRI is under investigation for potential non-compliance with accounting standards under Section 201 of the Companies Act.

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