The following is a letter this publication received from Suzanne C. We reproduce it in full with some edits.
Isabella Loh is the Chairman of the Singapore Environmental Council. She is also an advisor and an investor of Dearman Engines.
She has informed staff of Singapore Environmental Council that she wants to have SEC involved in this research project. She is named as a Chairman of the Working Committee.
However, she is also being paid a consultancy fee for this research, and is also suggesting that Dearman Engines, a company which she was interests in, is also being funded for being involved in the project.
There is nothing in the proposal to NRF (National Research Foundation) which declares her interests.
How can a chairman of a charity use a charity in which she gains financially?
Isn’t there clear conflict of interest in this matter? How many more such instances have there been in the charity? Who is the watchdog for charities and what are the checks and balances? Arent all charity heads meant to declare all their interests clearly?
Also, Isabella’s husband George Huang is Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Singapore Environmental Council.
We wrote to the Charities Unit, and they responded as such:
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