Funding to Islamic school continues despite warning

Funding schools that indoctrinate students with Mohammedan ideology  is madness. And yet we are doing it, despite multiple cases of fraudulent behaviour by these infil-traitors who keep defrauding us.Muselmaniacs have already siphoned off tens of millions of dollars for the global jihad and keep doing it. We better put our politprops on notice.

Funding to Islamic school continues despite warning

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 Mohammed Lazki, Chairman of the board of Al-Noori Islamic School at Greenacre in southwestern Sydney, pictured outside his h...Mohammed Lazki, chairman of the board of Al Noori Muslim School, pictured outside his home, which is adjacent to the school. Picture: Dan Himbrechts

THE NSW government is funding one of Australia’s largest Muslim schools despite receiving a secret report that raises concerns about the potential misuse of taxpayers’ funding by the school’s management.

A confidential 65-page review into Al Noori Muslim School in Sydney’s southwest prepared for the NSW Board of Studies has cited several outstanding issues with state funds being spent by the school.

The report, commissioned after the government froze funding to the school two years ago, raises concerns about building projects, the purchase of adjacent properties and payments made by the school into a bank account run by the private company of the school’s chairman, Mohammed Lazki.

The PricewaterhouseCoopers report, a copy of which has been obtained by The Australian, raises many concerns, including:

● A property purchased with government funds for $650,00 had a sale contract worth only $400,000;

● Houses purchased near the school worth about $900,000 in the name of Mr Lazki’s two daughters;

● About $260,000 that entered a bank account controlled by Mr Lazki’s private company, Cynmon, that has not been properly accounted for;

● And an $86,000 bonus paid into the same account, despite the fact no “bonus” system can or does exist at the school.

Al Noori’s state government funding was frozen after The Australian revealed in 2012 that payments of grant money to Cynmon, Mr Lazki’s private company, from the school were being investigated by the NSW Education Department.

However, after a period of suspended funding — and despite being given the report in September last year — the NSW government released funding again and has extended its registration ­period to the end of the year.

The school, which has about 800 students, is 90 per cent funded by state and federal governments, with grants making up $11.1 million of the school’s $13.8m revenue in 2013.

Under the NSW Education Act, schools receiving government funds are supposed to be run on a non-profit basis.

NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli has been made aware of the findings in the report, according to the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Studies. A spokesman for Mr Piccoli refused to say when he was alerted.

“BOSTES commissioned PwC to assist in the inspection of Al Noori College, and informed the Minister for Education of the concerns raised in this inspection. The school’s period of registration has been extended only until 31 December, 2014,” the spokeswoman for the board said. “The school must address concerns about its compliance with the requirements for registration under the Education Act during this period.”

Mr Piccoli refused to comment on the report yesterday, with a spokesman unable to say when the money had been released. A spokesman for the department of education said “the Minister is only able to terminate a school’s funding if there is a clear breach of the Act”.

“There have been no findings that demonstrate a breach of Section 21 or 21A by Al Noori College.”

Neither chairman Mohammed Lazki nor the school’s principal have returned calls requesting comment.

In 2011 the school received a $750,000 government grant through the Association of Independent Schools to purchase a property adjacent to the primary school for a high school expansion. According to the PwC report, Mr Lazki identified the purchased price of one property was $650,000 despite the contract price being revealed as being revealed to be worth only $400,000.

“Mr Lazki completed and submitted a Monthly Expenditure statement to AIS on 10 July 2011, which identified the purchase price for 80 Noble Avenue, Greenacre, as $650,000 and an additional $2,500 for legal fees. Total expenditure declared was therefore $652,500.

“In or around January 2012, while conducting an audit, Byrons Accounting Firm request and explanation as to why Mr Lazki informed AIS that the purchase price was $650,000 when the contract price notes it to be $400,000,” the report stated.

The report found the “school has not provided an explanation as to why it incorrectly informed AIS of the true purchase price.”

“However Mr Lazki advised in correspondence on 19 December 2012 that: “The cost of the property reported in the expenditure includes the improvement cost of the land, thus the reported expenditure.”

The school then entered into an agreement with Mr Lazki’s own company, Cynmon, for the price of $263,510, to manage the improvement, with a payment being made to a company called ACE Demolition for $260,000.

A receipt “provided for ACE Demolition was dated nine months after the payment in April 2011”, and the report notes “Cynmon records have not been produced to evidence that the $263,510 payment made by the school to Cynmon was in fact to ACE demolition.”

When asked to provide the full contract of sale for the property the school then provided a contract for a different property, with the report identifying this as “ootential false contract for sale.” Mr Lazki’s daughters were also involved in two property purchases at the school. One property owned by Mr Lazki’s company “on trust” for the school, was sold to Mr Lazki’s daughter, a full time university student, for $427,150.

The school also began the process of purchasing an adjacent property from another of Mr Lazki’s daughters for $518,000, a 25 per cent jump on the $415,000 paid by 16 months earlier.

The $518,000 was “transferred from the school’s bank account to Cynmon’s bank account prior to any contract being agreed”. The school said the sale was aborted after approval for pedestrian crossing outside the house was rejected. Mr Lazki and his wife hold mortgages over both the properties.

PwC also noted concerns about multi-million contracts for the construction of Al-Noori high school. Despite tender offers from some established developers for the $19 million project worth, the school decided to award the contract to a company called Masco developments for one-off payment of $1 million over an 18 month period.

“The quotation from Masco Developments does not provide any detailed breakdown of charges or proposed services,” the report found. The review could not explain a $86,000 “bonus” paid into Cynmon bank account. It recommended “the Board of Studies ask Mr Lazki for details of this ‘bonus”. Mr Lazki also refused to hand over detailed accounts for Cynmon. At one stage he told auditors he was “not going to make this easy.”

 

3 thoughts on “Funding to Islamic school continues despite warning”

  1. Mr Lazki also refused to hand over detailed accounts for Cynmon. At one stage he told auditors he was “not going to make this easy.”

    And all the Dhimmi’s investigating are “not going to make it hard” for Mr Lazki….

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