From: The Australian
September 30, 2011
A vice-president of the taxpayer-funded Australian Federation of Islamic Councils has demanded an external audit following concerns of financial impropriety.
Hyder Gulam, a respected lawyer and former Royal Australian Air Force officer, said he was denied his right to inspect the finances of AFIC at a September 10 meeting despite being a vice-president of the organisation.
Mr Gulam, who is president of the Islamic Council of Victoria, expressed his concerns about the financial management of the peak Muslim body - which gets millions of dollars a year in taxpayer funds - in an email sent to the AFIC executive committee late last week.
His message followed a series of articles in The Australian exposing a police investigation at AFIC's Canberra Islamic School over the millions of dollars in management fees and back rent being charged by the council to the Malek Fahd school in Sydney.
Full article at "The Australian"