13 Jan '11, 11am

Singapore Red Cross allowed to resume fundraising

The Commissioner of Charities (COC) said in a statement on Thursday that the Singapore Red Cross is now permitted to resume its fundraising activities. -- ST PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN THE Commissioner of Charities (COC) said in a statement on Thursday that the Singapore Red Cross is now permitted to resume its fundraising activities. It had, last month, been advised against actively raising funds, for example in the form of direct mailers, charity bazaars and flag days, after an employee had been found to have misappropriated funds. In a statement, the COC said: 'Singapore Red Cross has shared its investigation findings and follow-up actions with COC office. We are satisfied with the actions that have been or will be taken to rectify the areas of weaknesses identified, pending the outcomes of the police investigation.We are confident that the Singapore Red Cross is fully committ...

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