PAC to call govt to give feedback on measures to rectify weaknesses identified in A-G's Report

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  • Tuesday, 02 Jul 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will, for the first time, call on the government to give feedback on measures taken to rectify weaknesses in projects identified under the Auditor-General's Report.

PAC chairman Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad (pic) said representatives from the Finance Ministry (MOF) will have to appear before the PAC on July 16.

"The MOF will represent the government and will be responsible directly to the PAC," she said in a statement Tuesday (July 2).

She said the briefing by the MOF would be in respect of PAC's recommendations in relation to projects that had come under the scrutiny of the Auditor-General's Report, which was tabled in Parliament.

"It is not only the committee that wants to know if the recommendations were implemented, but also the rakyat on whether action had been taken on the recommendations ," she added.

She said the PAC is exercising its power to gather feedback from the MOF under Treasury Directive 304(b).

Noraini noted that previously, the MOF would only provide written feedback to the PAC on the issue but not a detailed briefing.

Among the projects which MOF is required to provided feedback during the briefing include the redevelopment of the Bukit Jalil National Sports Complex, the Youth and Sports public-private partnership project and the public marina management projects.

Noraini said that the committee will discuss whether to table the outcome of the briefing in Parliament or make it accessible to the public.

However, she said it was up to Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof to decide on whether to table the briefing report in Parliament. 

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