Singapore Press Holdings, journalists receive Sias awards for job well done

(From left) The Business Times journalist Lee Meixian, The Straits Times senior correspondent Goh Eng Yeow, and The Business Times senior correspondent Michelle Quah with their awards as the Securities Investors Association (Singapore) (SIAS) celebra
(From left) The Business Times journalist Lee Meixian, The Straits Times senior correspondent Goh Eng Yeow, and The Business Times senior correspondent Michelle Quah with their awards as the Securities Investors Association (Singapore) (SIAS) celebrates its 15th Anniversary and in conjunction holds its 15th Investors' Choice Awards presentation ceremony on Friday, Oct 31, 2014, at Marina Bay Sands Ballroom. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) received top honours for its efforts toward corporate transparency and progressive industry practices at the 15th Sias Investors' Choice Awards 2014 on Friday evening.

The organisation won the Most Transparent Company Award in the Services category for the third consecutive year - also its eleventh time winning the award overall.

It won the award eight times when it was previously grouped under the Non-Electronics Manufacturing category.

Three of its journalists were also honoured for their editorial excellence during the dinner at Marina Bay Sands.

The Straits Times senior correspondent Goh Eng Yeow won the Best Commentary Award, while The Business Times' Michelle Quah and Lee Meixian bagged the awards for Financial Journalist of the Year and Most Promising Journalist of the Year respectively.

"I feel very honoured to receive an award for the third time," said Mr Goh, who has been tracking the markets and writing about financial issues for 26 years. "It is a vindication of the efforts that I spent in informing and educating readers on financial matters."

A total of 77 companies received accolades at the dinner, including CapitaLand Group, which won The Golden Circle Award - the highest accolade given to the Overall Most Transparent Company across industry sectors. CapitaLand won the award for the third consecutive year.

Other winners included DBS Group Holdings and Keppel Corporation, which both took home the Singapore Corporate Governance Award (Big Capitalisation).