268 recommendations in third series of 2014 AG's report

23 Nov 2015 / 13:01 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 268 recommendations were submitted in the Third Series of the 2014 Auditor-General's Report to help the federal government, its statutory bodies and state governments to improve and rectify their weaknesses.

Auditor-General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang (pix) said they comprised 102 recommendations for the federal government, federal statutory bodies (32) and state governments (134).

The audit covered programme, construction, maintenance, acquisition, revenue management and company management, he said in a statement issued here today.

The report will be tabled in Parliament today after consent was given by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah.

Ambrin said a total of 69 performance audits and 16 audits on government company management were carried out at the federal and state levels and federal statutory bodies.
Apart from that, the Finance Ministry also released a Feedback Report on the Third Series of the 2014 Auditor-General's Report, containing comments and latest action on issues raised by the Auditor-General in the Auditor-General's Report.

Ambrin said generally, the National Audit Department found the agency financial management performance level for 2014 still good with 172 ministries, departments and agencies obtaining the "Very Good" rating (four stars), compared with 194 in 2013 and 143 in 2012.

"This achievement encouraged the Controlling Officer to take action to improve the financial management," he added.

The synopsis of the third series of the 2014 Auditor-General's Report can be obtained by surfing the National Audit Department's website at http://www.audit.gov.my from today.

Any enquiries or views on the report can be addressed to "Letter to the Auditor-General".

The first and second series of the 2014 Auditor-General's Report were tabled in Parliament last April 6 and June 15, respectively. — Bernama


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