17 September 2007

Auditor-General’s Report: Excellent job


I REFER to your report "Same old story year in, year out" (NST, Sept 12) on the Auditor-General’s Report for 2006.

What is distressing is that such mismanagement of tax- payers’ money does not seem to be isolated incidences but part of a general malaise that has crept into many areas of the civil service.

Many of the departments in all the states appear to be involved in misuse of public money. There are set procedures and protocol for financial dealings, purchases and transactions. Why are these being ignored?
Auditor-General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang and his team should be commended for the excellent job they have done to expose the weaknesses in the financial mismanagement of the various departments.

We hope all department heads do their duty to check these abuses. The ball is now in the court of our leaders. Do they have the will to stop this misuse of public funds?

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