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DARE TO CHALLENGE: The SIAS Story launched by Minister for Finance, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam (left) and Mr David Gerald.

DARE TO CHALLENGE: The SIAS Story, a book commemorating the Securities Investors Association of Singapore's (SIAS) 10th anniversary, was ceremoniously launched at its Investors' Choice Awards 2009 gala dinner last night.

The 148-page book was written by NextInsight's co-founder, Leong Chan Teik, a former Straits Times journalist, and is very much an account of how SIAS' president and CEO, Mr Gerald David, and his team fought for the rights of minority shareholders.

In particular, SIAS played a critical role in enabling investors to get back their CLOB shares totalling billions of dollars after the shares were frozen by Malaysia during the Asian financial crisis.

Chan Teik was away in Europe to accompany his wife on her working trip and for a holiday when the book was launched. All dinner guests received a personal copy of the book which included 8 exciting cases of stock market sagas that happened on the local bourse.

Some winners of the Most Transparent Company Award announced last night:
(All photos by Sim Kih)

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Yangzijiang's CFO Liu Hua beams radiantly as she receives the company's first SIAS Investors' Choice Award on behalf of the
leading Chinese shipbuilder.


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Hi-P CFO Samuel Yuen is all smiles as he receives the leading contract manufacturer's inaugural SIAS Investors' Choice Award.


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AsiaTravel.com chairman Boh Tuang Poh receives the online travel ticketing agent's inaugural SIAS Investors' Choice Award.

 

 

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It's the 5th time Armstrong is receiving the SIAS Investors' Choice Award, and its Deputy CEO Steven Koh beams with delight at the honor.

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