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Bank Islam says policy to suspend staff over political comments

Bank Islam says policy to suspend staff over political comments

Bank Islam Malaysia today confirmed that the suspension of its chief economist Azrul Azwar Ahmad Tajudin was due to his prediction of the results of Election 2013. The bank’s current policy is to suspend its staff if they engage in political activity or make political comments. According to a statement, any staff irrespective of their position, who has breached the Bank’s internal policy, will be suspended with full pay, to facilitate investigation.

Bank Islam lodges report against chief economist

Bank Islam lodges report against chief economist

Bank Islam Malaysia lodged two police reports against its suspended chief economist, Azrul Azwar Ahmad Tajudin for allegedly possessing and leaking confidential documents. Azrul was found in the possession of the minutes of the bank’s board of directors’ meeting which were reportedly sent to a third party last June. The police is investigating the case. Azrul was suspended by the bank last week after airing his comments on political issuses.

‘It’s intimidation,’ says Azrul, as Bank Islam steps up action

‘It’s intimidation,’ says Azrul, as Bank Islam steps up action

Suspended Bank Islam chief economist Azrul Azwar Ahmad Tajudin is facing disciplinary action after airing his views on political issues. Azrul himself classified the police’s intervention as an intimidation and harassment tactic whereas a member of parliament described it as a manifestation of the standard of governance in the local banking scene.

Bank Islam Malaysia Suspends Chief Economist for Policy Breach

Bank Islam Malaysia Suspends Chief Economist for Policy Breach

Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd announced the suspension of chief economist Azrul Azwar Ahmad Tajudin for allegedly breaching the bank’s internal policies. Azrul predicted at a forum in Singapore last week that Prime Minister Najib Razak will not win the upcoming general election in Malaysia. In a statement, the bank explained that the nature of the breaches would be established as soon as the investigations are completed. They further stressed that the suspension had no relation to Azrul’s voicing his personal political views. It was reiteratively said that Azrul’s political views and his comments should are not to be associated with the bank.