Police report filed against Crisis Centre after charity was barred from raising funds last year

The Crisis Centre (Singapore) closed its two shelters for the homeless - at 150D and 150F (right) Joo Chiat Terrace - at the end of last month as it had run out of funds, its president Dennis Lee Wen Da said. The Ministry of Social and Family Develop
The Crisis Centre (Singapore) closed its two shelters for the homeless - at 150D and 150F (above) Joo Chiat Terrace - at the end of last month as it had run out of funds, its president Dennis Lee Wen Da said. The Ministry of Social and Family Development told The Straits Times that it had investigated the group's fund-raising appeals and found possible criminal misconduct. Investigations are ongoing, a police spokesman said.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

MSF moves against Crisis Centre over suspected criminal misconduct; it was barred from raising funds last year

The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) has filed a police report against the Crisis Centre (Singapore) after finding "suspicion of criminal misconduct".

The police report comes about a year after the Commissioner of Charities Ang Hak Seng barred Crisis Centre, a small charity that ran homeless shelters, from fund-raising after finding serious governance concerns.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 10, 2020, with the headline 'Police report filed against charity that ran shelters'. Print Edition | Subscribe