‘REVEAL DOCUMENTS TO DISPROVE ALLEGATIONS’
Do it so that Penangites’ trust in body will be restored, says Yussof
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DECLASSIFY audit reports and reveal the auditor if there is no misappropriation of Penang Zakat funds, the state Religious Affairs Committee was told yesterday.
Penang Malay Association president Tan Sri Mohd Yussof Latiff said it was “surprising ” that its committee chairman, Datuk Abdul Malik Abul Kassim, claimed that no funds were misappropriated when the Malaysian AntiCorruption Commission (MACC) arrested four high-ranking officials on Tuesday to assist in an alleged misappropriation probe.
“So, is he saying that Penang Zakat has been framed? It is impossible to claim that no misappropriation took place as MACC found issues relating to Penang Zakat officers before taking them in,” he told the New Straits Times yesterday.
Yussof said the audit documents had to be revealed to the public so that it would be able to explain Penang Zakat’s money transactions.
“Since trust in Penang Zakat is possibly at an its all-time low, this can win back Penangites’ trust regarding the agency.”
He also said that the auditor had to explain his reports, which claimed no funds were misappropriated.
“They must come clean. According to MACC, the chief executive officer had given education aid and scholarship to his own child.
“The auditor has to explain what money that is. Is it the funds collected by Penang Zakat or from other sources?”
Tan Sri Mohd Yussof Latiff