Establish commission to ensure action against culprits in AG’s report – Gerakan

KUALA LUMPUR, April 9 :  The Gerakan Youth has urged the government to establish a commission to monitor the cause of severe monetary losses to taxpayers, as highlighted in the Auditor-General’s (AG) Report.


The government should also submit a report to Parliment, said the party’s youth chief, Tan Keng Liang.


In a statement today, he said the report should be an annual report on what action had been taken against the culprits.


He said, if there was no designated body to monitor and give an annual review on the action taken against the issues stated in the AG’s Report, then all future AG Reports would an exercise in futility.

He said both the Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat must provide to the proposed commission their action taken against the culprits.


Meanwhile Bernama reported The Johor state government will take appropriate action to resolve matters raised in the Auditor-General’s Report 2013.


Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said the state government would undertake improvements to ensure that several weaknesses pointed in the report could be resolved and would not recur.


“We have only just received the audit report. I have asked the State Secretariat (Housing division) to prepare a report on it and I’m waiting for the report in order to take further action,” he told reporters after the function to mark the retirement of Johor State Secretary Datuk Obet Tawil, at the Datuk Jaafar Muhammad Building, Kota Iskandar, here today.


He was commenting on the First Series of the Auditor-General’s Report 2013 which, among others, pointed out that four companies appointed to manage and collect house rents under the Public Housing Programme (PPR) were late between two and 22 months in handing over the collection to the extent that the state government had to incur losses.

The report, which was tabled in the Dewan Rakyat, on Monday, stated that an arrears of RM3.57 million due to the state government from the collection of PPR house rents for 2011 up to April 2013 was still outstanding from the private companies.


On the appointment of a new State Secretary, Mohamed Khalid said this would be carried out very soon and an announcement would be made when the time came.

Obet, 60, began his service with the Johor state government in 1979 and was appointed as Johor State Secretary on March 14, 2011 succeeding Datuk Abdul Latiff Yusof who went on mandatory retirement.








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