PAC wants SOP on asset maintenance


Reports by MARTIN CARVALHO, HEMANANTHANI SIVANANDAM, RAHIMY RAHIM and TARRENCE TAN 

THE Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is urging the government to come up with a comprehensive standard operating procedure (SOP) for maintenance of its assets so it can be used over a long period.

This was among the recommendations by PAC after concluding its report on the Kuala Lumpur Sports City (KLSC), in the wake of safety issues raised in the Auditor-General’s Report 2017 Series 2. The KLSC Bukit Jalil includes the Bukit Jalil National Sports Complex (KSNBJ).

PAC chairman Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee said in a statement that the Malaysia Stadium Corporation (PSM) should have allocated sufficient funds to cover the cost of maintenance for KSNBJ.

The PAC report on the KLSC was tabled in Parliament yesterday.

Kiandee said PAC also recommended that PSM work closely with Rukun Juang Sdn Bhd (RJSB), a subsidiary of Malaysian Resources Corporation Bhd (MRCB), which carried out the rejuvenation project to prepare the SOP and train PSM staff.

PAC commended RJSB for obtaining the Certificate of Completion and Compliance after it had gotten the green light from local agencies to certify that the building was safe to use.

“The project by RJSB is also of high quality as it received international recognition after the rejuvenation process.

“However because of PSM’s lack of funds, ineffective planning and poorly kept records of assets and maintenance it could not carry out its role effectively,” said Kiandee.

At the Dewan Rakyat