Madrasah makes police report over leak of confidential documents

SINGAPORE: Madrasah Irsyad Zuhri Al-Islamiah has made a police report after discovering that one of its employees members had leaked confidential documents to unauthorised third events, the non secular college and the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) stated on Monday (May 31).

MUIS and the varsity have been alerted to the leak on May 11 they usually commenced an inner investigation. They discovered {that a} employees member of the varsity “had downloaded quite a few confidential documents from the madrasah’s e mail server with out correct authorisation”.

“Following an interview with the stated employees, the madrasah made a police report on the unauthorised switch of the madrasah’s confidential documents to 3rd events,” MUIS and the varsity stated in a joint assertion on Monday.

“The employees has resigned from the madrasah with instant impact.”

The madrasah stated that’s unable to offer additional particulars because the matter is at present below police investigation, nonetheless, it said that some of the leaked documents are associated to an ongoing assessment of its monetary transactions.

“The madrasah notes that some of the confidential documents which have been leaked pertain to an ongoing assessment of the monetary transactions of the madrasah that MUIS is endeavor as said within the reply to a parliamentary query raised on the monetary transactions between the madrasah and Irsyad Trust Limited on Apr 5, 2021,” the joint assertion stated.

“MUIS wish to reiterate that it takes any allegations of monetary irregularities very critically and is endeavor the mandatory steps to look into the matter.”

Under the Administration of Muslim Law Act, MUIS has the statutory perform and obligation to manage all madrasahs in Singapore.

On Apr 5, MP Muhamad Faisal Abdul Manap (WP-Aljunied) had requested the Minister for Social and Family Development and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Masagos Zulkifli three questions on the connection between Madrasah Irsyad Zuhri Al-Islamiah and Irsyad Trust Limited.

As half of his response, Mr Masagos stated that MUIS had directed a assessment of the monetary transactions between the madrasah and the belief, and that “MUIS will take into account whether or not additional actions must be taken” relying on the assessment’s findings.

The madrasah has reminded its employees members to safeguard confidential data and urged them “to undergo the right channels if they’ve any data and particulars to share referring to the continuing investigations”.

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