Richard Ashby – Chairman, AGN Asia Pacific Tax Committee. Welcome to our first issue of the 2023 AGN AP Taxpresso, a quarterly publication composed of articles drafted by members of our AGN Asia Pacific Tax Committee.
This edition is also my first as chairman of the committee, as Vimala hands over the reins of chairmanship, a position she has expertly managed since the AGN Asia Pacific Tax Committee was originally formed.
On behalf of the whole committee, I would sincerely like to express our appreciation and thanks to Vimala for her leadership of the group, and for her dedication to chairing our regular meetings over the past few years. While Vimala is stepping down as chairman, she will still remain a valuable member of our committee, and I certainly look forward to her future updates and insights with respect to the Singaporean tax scene.
We are presently lucky enough to have a diverse range of committee members from across the Asia Pacific jurisdictions of Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan and Singapore.
Included in this issue is the Hong Kong Budget 2023/24 and the Singapore Budget 2023.