The Minister of Muslim Affairs, Yaacob Ibrahim, boasted that the Singapore Government, through the Malay-Muslim self-help group Mendaki, has invested S$80 million helping the Malay community in 2014. Also the Chairman of Mendaki, Yaacob Ibrahim said:
“These are the achievements that we are proud of and so for this year, we’d like to build upon those foundations and see what more can we do. One of the areas that we are looking into is how to ensure that all our departments support the educational outcome. Secondly, what are the value-added services that we can add on.”
However in its latest annual report, the Singapore Government has only spent S$32 million in government grants in 2014. In addition with Temasek Holdings grant, Mendaki has spent S$39 million and registered a S$2.73 million loss for the year of 2014.
There is no evidence in the annual report supporting Minister Yaacob’s claim that the government spent S$80 million.
You may read the original Mendaki annual report here.