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Audit: PAC to call up ministries, agencies to explain shortcomings

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 (Bernama) -- The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will call up several government ministries and agencies to clarify issues raised in the Auditor-General's Report 2016 Series 2.

Its chairman Datuk Seri Hasan Arifin said among the ministries to be called up were the Ministry of Youth and Sports on the construction of sport facilities for youth, as well as the Ministry of Rural and Regional Development.

"In addition, we will call agencies like the Bintulu Port Authority and Malaysia Venture Capital Management Berhad," he told a press conference at the Parliament House in conjunction with the tabling of the Auditor-General's Report 2016 Series 2 in the Dewan Rakyat, today.

Auditor-General Tan Sri Madinah Mohamad was also present at the press conference.

Hasan said the PAC was generally satisfied with the report and commended civil servants on their awareness of the need for prudent financial management.

A total of 240 recommendations were submitted in the report to enable corrective and improvement actions to be taken at Federal and state levels.

In the meantime, Madinah said the National Audit Department (NAD) had taken proactive measures by conducting meetings with the relevant agencies before presenting the report.

"The National Audit Department has conducted meetings with enforcement and Federal Government agencies to determine certain violations or negligence on the part of civil servants for immediate action," she said.

She said the method proved effective when NAD did the same before the presentation of last year's report.

"The National Audit Department is cooperating with all enforcement agencies including the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission," she added.



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