On January 1, 2016, the UK-based Cambridge IF Analytica launched Cambridge Cases – a series of case studies on businesses and phenomena in the financial services industry.

It is not surprising that it has just released its first case study entitled “Should he have resigned for that Facebook post?” highlighting resignation of one of the most prominent Islamic bankers in Malaysia – Badlisyah Abdul Ghani.

“Social media related dismissals are on the rise and we deemed it important to highlight this issue in our first case study, which we are publishing under Cambridge Cases,” said Dr Sofiza Azmi, CEO of Cambridge IF Analytica.

On July 8, 2015, Ghani, then CEO of CIMB Islamic Bank, courted controversy when he posted, using his personal account, on Facebook content related to the financial woes of state investment fund 1MDB. The post drew the attention of his employer and the bank quickly announced that an internal inquiry would be conducted into Ghani’s comments, saying that it was a technical matter that he should not have commented on. Read more → (38)