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Updated: 12/08/2012 02:20 | By Channel NewsAsia

Commissioner of Charities conducting review on Jamiyah

Commissioner of Charities conducting review on Jamiyah


Commissioner of Charities conducting review on Jamiyah

SINGAPORE : The Commissioner of Charities has initiated a governance review of Muslim missionary society Jamiyah, to "identify areas for improvement in governance and management".

A spokesperson from the Commissioner’s Office said the review is not a formal inquiry or investigation.

The Charities Unit of the Office is working with Jamiyah to "prepare the ground for the governance review".

This entails working with the management in preparing staff on what will be required of them throughout the review, and to inform them of the processes that are involved.

The Commissioner’s Office said the review on charities is a routine process, following feedback it receives from sources, or if charities volunteer to be audited.

Jamiyah’s vice president, Dr H M Saleem, told Channel NewsAsia in a statement that the organisation went through a similar review in 2008.

He said Jamiyah welcomes the review as it would give the organisation the opportunity to "continuously enhance our governance systems and procedures".

— CNA/ms

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