PAC working on 1MDB report tampering and missing GST refunds


  • Nation
  • Monday, 03 Dec 2018

PAC chairman Datuk Seri Ronald Kiandee. – Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will submit its recommendations to Parliament over the alleged tampering of the Auditor General's 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) final audit report in the next Parliament session, said Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee.

"There is no time frame for the investigations as we have three main issues under probe", said the PAC chairman.

"However, I am confident that the committee will be able to come to some findings and make necessary recommendations for the coming Parliament session," he said at a press conference on Monday (Dec 3).

Besides the 1MDB final audit report, other issues under PAC's spotlight are the missing RM19. 4bil Goods and Services (GST) credit refund and the construction of public marinas.

Dr Kiandee said the PAC has initially set aside three days to begin its probe into the alleged tampering of the audit report.

"Tan Sri Ambrin will be called into the PAC at 11am on Tuesday (Dec 4) to give his testimony," he said.

He said Auditor-General Tan Sri Dr Madinah Mohamad will testify on Wednesday (Dec 5) while the National Audit Department's former audit performance director Saadatul Nafisah Bashir Ahmad will testify the following day.

On a separate issue, Dr Kiandee said that the Youth and Sports Ministry and Transport Ministry are among the two ministries to be hauled up by the PAC.

He said key personalities from the two ministries will be called in to testify before the PAC after they received punitive reprimands under the second series of the Auditor-General's Report 2017 .

"The Auditor-General Report highlighted in details several issues with regard to the two ministries and as such, the PAC will investigate them further," he said.

When asked to elaborate further of the issues highlighted under the report, Dr Kiandee said there were numerous, citing procurement and construction of projects are examples.

Dr Madinah, who was present, clarified that a punitive reprimand does not necessarily mean proof of a wrongdoing by the ministry or agency.

She spoke to the press after briefing the PAC for three and a half hours on the second series report.

She said that there must be follow-up investigations by the relevant agencies to determine the nature of the punishment to be imposed for breaches of procedure or regulations by the officers concerned.

"For example, the Public Service Department can take action against a officer who was found to have been negligent," she said.

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