Azmin Ali ticks off Wong Chen for questioning audit


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 06 Jul 2017

SHAH ALAM: Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali has ticked off PKR's Kelana Jaya MP Wong Chen for protesting the audit of his constituency's financial allocation.

Azmin said the audit was done independently and in line with the principles of transparency.

"The audit department can audit anyone it chooses without interference from the executive and this process must be respected," Azmin told reporters after attending a Hari Raya open house at the Shah Alam Convention Centre.

Wong's community spending was suspended in June.

In a Facebook posting Wong claimed that the allocation was suspended following an earlier post stating that the audit was carried out without due process.

He also said six findings of the audit were wrong, trivial and made without basis.

Azmin said all MPs who receive financial allocation had to be audited.

"I too have been audited and I do not make a fuss of it. I hope Wong, as an MP, will understand the auditing process and respect it to show transparency," said Azmin, who is PKR deputy president and Gombak MP.

He added that Wong should voice his grouses directly to the state government instead of publicising it.

"MPs and assemblymen should view it positively as it ensures transparency," he added.

Wong had published details pertaining to the audit process, including the audit report on his Facebook page on Wednesday.

 

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