AMP reiterates commitment to serve Malay/Muslim community

The Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP) in a statement on Monday said that it was committed to serve the Malay/Muslim community in Singapore, despite the undue media attention that Association has received in recent weeks. This is in relation to the resignation of former board director Nizam Ismail.

"AMP continues to be guided by its core principles of being independent, non-partisan and working in collaboration with all parties that identify with and support its aspiration to build a Dynamic Muslim Community," the statement added.

Last week, Mr Nizam, 46, announced his resignation as a board director and chairman of the association's research arm. He said his resignation came because the Government had threatened to cut AMP's funding after taking issue with his comments online and his participation in two political events.

His comments were rebutted by AMP chairman Azmoon Ahmad and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim, who said that the Government did not interfere with the management of the association. In an interview with Malay newspaper Berita Harian, Mr Azmoon said AMP will resolve to put an end to the issue "so that it will not cause a split or harm the Malay/Muslim community".