PAC to Haul Up Two Ministries over A-G’s Report

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The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to call up the youth and sports as well as the rural and regional development ministries over their performance following the release of the second volume of the Auditor-General’s Report 2016 in the Dewan Rakyat on Monday.

  • Youth & Sports and Rural & Regional Development ministries to be called up first
  • Four agencies reprimanded, one received an objection
  • Audit department already cooperating with all enforcement agencies, including MACC, without having to wait for PAC to act
Muhd Zaaba Zakeria

The youth and sports ministry will be called up over the construction of a sports facility for youth that PAC needs clarification about,” said (PAC) chairman Hasan Arifin told reporters at PAC office in Parliament on Monday.

He, however, did not elaborate on which sports venue or event he was referring to.

“We will also call the Bintulu Port Authority and Malaysia Venture Capital and other ministries to advise them to better their performances,” he said.

Hasan added that other ministries and agencies will be summoned in due time to explain issues highlighted in the 2nd series of the Auditor General’s Report 2016.

“We are not looking for fault but we just want them to improve themselves in the future,” Hasan said.

Asyraf Hamzah

Although there were weaknesses that needed to be worked on by the ministries and agencies, he said he was satisfied with their overall performance.

“A total of 126 (agencies) were audited without reprimand, 12 were audited without reprimand but were given (advice), four were reprimanded, and one received an objection,” he said.

Auditor-General Tan Sri Dr Madinah Mohamad said the audit department has moved for actions against certain government agencies without having to wait for the PAC.

She said the department is already cooperating with all enforcement agencies, including the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), for immediate action.