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Dateline Lion City: News briefs from Singaporee

Dateline Lion City: News briefs from Singaporee including that a government committee has rapped the knuckles of several ministries and statutory boards for irregularities in their financial statements, including overpayments, delays in making refunds and irregular tendering practices.


Proposal by opposition

State opposition leader Nga Kor Ming has called on the state to select an opposition member to head the state#8217;s public accounts committee.


Penang claiming loss from bank

THE state is claiming the money lost during the recent counterfeit government cheques scam from the bank which cleared the cheques.


Be proactive, accounts panels told

Public accounts committees should play a more proactive role in line with calls for greater accountability within the civil service, said Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan.


Ongkili gets his reward

Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili could have moved up the government administration ladder 10 years ago had he accepted offers to leave Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) and join the Barisan Nasional.


DAP proposes several changes in Parliament

The DAP wants the Government to make several changes in Parliament, including the appointment of an opposition MP as Deputy Dewan Rakyat Speaker, so that the opposition can have a more constructive role in the house, party chairman Lim Kit Siang said.


Backbenchers to take a “buddy” to ensure ‘quorum

Backbenchers will be required to take a 'buddy' in the latest move to ensure that attendance in the Dewan Rakyat always meets the required quorum, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz.


Nazri: Backbencher more suitable to be PAC chairman

A Government backbencher will be more suitable than an Opposition MP to chair the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in Parliament as he would better understand the workings of the Government, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz.


Ong: NS vital in promoting racial unity

The national service programme plays an important role in ensuring racial unity, said Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.


Ramli made head of public accounts panel

Former Deputy Transport Minister Tan Sri Ramli Ngah Talib has been appointed the Public Accounts Committee chairman.