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Wednesday October 2, 2013 MYT 6:49:52 AM
PETALING JAYA: The Auditor-General’s Report will be nothing but “wrongdoings reported” if these are not investigated and action is not taken, according to various groups.
Transparency International Malaysia secretary-general Dr Loi Kheng Min complained about the apparent lack of follow-up over the A-G’s report.
“If there is any follow-up action, it should be made public,” he said.
Dr Loi said the situation seemed to have improved with “no scandals involving large sums of money” like in previous years.
Penang Consumers Protection Association president Korisatan Karuppiah said government officers responsible for waste of public funds should be penalised or have their services terminated.
Observers, however, noted that there were cases of civil servants being charged in court following investigations prompted by the A-G’s report.
They included three officers from a government-linked company charged by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission in 2011, and five from Sabah and four from Kelantan in 2007.
Fomca president Datuk Marimuthu Nadason urged the MACC to investigate the cases in the report.
“The A-G has given a clear account of wrongdoings and suspicious transactions,” he said.
“The MACC must step in.”
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Courts & Crime, A-G Report, Fomca, Transparency International
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