GE14 speech not sole reason for suspension of Yapeim DG

Abibullah Samsudin has been suspended as director-general of the Islamic Economic Development Foundation. (Facebook pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: The suspension from service of Islamic Economic Development Foundation of Malaysia (Yapeim) director-general Abibulah Samsudin is to enable the foundation to carry out an internal inquiry into his alleged misconduct and is not solely over a speech he allegedly made before the 14th general election.

Yapeim board of trustees chairman Mohd Daud Bakar, in a statement today, said that it was in line with the audit findings by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) recently.

He said Abibullah’s suspension came into effect on May 21.

“Yapeim’s board of trustees has already taken note of the video recording of the speech, but it was not the sole consideration in the decision to suspend his service.

“Suspension of services is a standard process in any organisation if there is an allegation of misconduct where the employee may be investigated based on the organisation’s internal rules.”

He said the foundation was seeking the cooperation of the media and social media users to stop speculating on the matter to enable it to carry out its probe.