PAC proceedings on the A-G's report will be delayed pending appointment of its members


  • Nation
  • Monday, 07 Sep 2020

PETALING JAYA: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) proceedings on the Auditor-General's report findings will be delayed pending the appointment of its members, says chairman Wong Kah Woh.

"I have said in Parliament before, if there's a delay in appointing the chairman, deputy and its members, PAC will be paralysed until November.

"The chairman and deputy were only appointed on the very last day of Parliament - and the appointment of members cannot be done until Nov 2 when Parliament is scheduled to sit again.

"So, the PAC cannot sit during this two-month period," he said in a statement Monday (Sept 7).

On Aug 24 the Auditor-General's Report Series 1 was tabled in the Dewan Rakyat, containing 23 recommendations to assist ministries and federal departments as well as 50 recommendations on federal-level government companies in rectifying identified weaknesses.

Wong hoped that the Selection Committee could finalise the appointments and table their papers on the first day when Parliament resumes on Nov 2 in order for PAC to immediately start its work.

"Meanwhile, I am now working with the secretariat to have the schedule and tasks planned for November.

"There will be intensive sessions for all the PAC members to make up for the unfortunate lost time," said the Ipoh Timur MP.

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