Lew Syn Pau
|Lew Syn Pau|
Lew Syn Pau (Chinese: 刘信保; pinyin: Líu Xìnbăo; Wade–Giles: Liu2 Hsin4 Pao3) is a former Member of Parliament for the Kreta Ayer-Tanglin Group Representation Constituency in Singapore as a People's Action Party politician. Since 2002, he has been President of the Singapore Manufacturers' Federation (SMa). In 2005, he was charged under the Companies Act for contravening Section 76(1)(a)(i)(A) of the Companies Act (alleged illegal financial assistance) but was acquitted in August 2006.
A Singapore Government scholar, Lew Syn Pau began his career with the Singapore Civil Service. He holds a Masters of Engineering from Cambridge University UK, and a Masters in Business Administration from Stanford University, USA.
According to corporate appointment announcements to the Singapore Exchange, Lew, along with Chow Kok Kee and Wee Cow Jaw, has the most directorships of any person in Singapore. He is director of the following companies:
- Achieva Ltd
- Asia Food & Properties Ltd
- Capital Connections Pte Ltd
- Compart Holdings Pte Ltd
- Food Empire Holdings Ltd
- Golden Agri-Resources Ltd
- Goodpack Ltd
- Guangzhao Industrial Forest
- Biotechnology Group Ltd
- Lafe Technology Ltd
- Poh Tiong Choon Logistics Ltd
- Stanbridge International Pte Ltd
- Strike Engineering Ltd
- Vision Century Corporation Ltd
Breach of Companies Act
In 2005, he was charged under the Companies Act for contravening Section 76(1)(a)(i)(A) of the Companies Act (alleged illegal financial assistance). Lew was accused of abetting Wong Sheung Sze, chairman of Broadway Industrial Group, in unlawfully giving financial assistance to a third party to buy shares in the company.
Defense lawyers argued that the loan was legal because it was made by an overseas subsidiary, Compart Asia Pacific, the Mauritius-incorporated unit of Broadway. Lew was alleged to have taken a director's loan in 2004 of S$4.2 million from that company.
- Food Empire Holdings Limited
- HELLO! Tai Tai.com
- "Ex-MP Lew wants corruption case moved to High Court". Channel NewsAsia. 19 January 2006.
- "Ex-MP Lew and associate plead not guilty in Broadway loans case". Channel NewsAsia. 15 May 2006.
- "Court acquits Lew Syn Pau, Broadway's executive chairman of breaching CA". Channel NewsAsia. 11 August 2006.