KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 – Lembaga Tabung Haji group managing director and CEO Zukri Samat today assured depositors that their savings are safe.
He said this in response to a Bernama query on the impact of recent police reports against former Tabung Haji chairperson, its former CEOs and senior management staff.
He said the police reports had not impacted its operations.
“It is business as usual for us. Our depositors should trust that Tabung Haji will ensure their deposits are secure,” he added.
Last Friday, Tabung Haji lodged reports with Bukit Aman’s Commercial Crime Investigation Department against its former chairperson Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, former CEOs Ismee Ismail and Johan Abdullah and four senior management staff.
The senior staff are Adi Azuan (chief operating officer) and Rozaida Omar (chief financial officer), Hazlina Mohd Khalid (legal adviser) and Rifina Md Ariff (senior general manager, corporate services and real estate).
The first report involves Yayasan Tabung Haji’s 2017 Programme, where funds totalling over RM22 million were alleged to have been disbursed for activities with political inclinations. This contravenes the Memorandum And Articles of Association of the foundation.
The trustees of Yayasan Tabung Haji during that time were Abdul Azeez, Ismee, Johan, Adi and Rozaida.
Yayasan Tabung Haji was set up in 2016 to undertake, among others, humanitarian aid and to contribute for the underprivileged, the poor and the needy. Tabung Haji had contributed RM7 million to the programme.