Saturday, 17 August 2019

Charities watchdog suspends Crisis Centre Singapore from conducting fund-raising appeals

The Commissioner of Charities (COC) on Thursday (Aug 15) suspended all charitable fund-raising appeals conducted by Crisis Centre (Singapore) for a period of six months.

The suspension order, issued under the Charities Act, will take effect on Thursday, the COC said in a press statement.

"Investigations to date have raised serious concerns about the charity’s governance, record-keeping practices and ability to be accountable to its donors."

The COC said that suspension was imposed to "safeguard the public interest" pending further investigations.

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