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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.
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.
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.
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.