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PAC: report on acquisition of Navy coastal combat vessels will be presented tomorrow to Dewan Rakyat

PAC Chairman Wong Kah Woh speaks during a press conference in Parliament on August 3, 2022. ― Bernama pic

By Ashman Adam

Wednesday 03 August 2022 16:10 MYT

KUALA LUMPUR, August 3 – The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will tomorrow present its report on the Royal Malaysian Navy’s acquisition of a Littoral Combat Vessel (LCS) under the Ministry of Defense from Dewan Rakyat.

PAC chairman Wong Kah Woh said the report would be 250 pages – excluding Hansard proceedings and discussion papers – and would include several amendments to the way it was written to make it easier for the average Malaysian to understand. .

He said this at a press conference in Parliament today after Auditor General Datuk Seri Nik Azman Nik Majid tabled the 2021 Auditor General’s Report (Series One) on the Activities of the Federal Government, its Departments and federal government departments and enterprises in Dewan. Rakyat earlier today.

“The Auditor General, Datuk Seri Nik Azman Nik Majid, today briefed the PAC on the Auditor General’s Report 2021 (Series One) which was tabled in Dewan Rakyat.

“The briefing was based on Rule 77(1)(c) of the Rules and Rule 83(2) of the Dewan Rakyat Rules,” he said.

The MP for Ipoh Timur added that the PAC had agreed to appeal to the Federal Ministry of Lands to initiate proceedings on the management of Kuala Lumpur soil mitigation, worth 329.33 million dollars. RM.

However, he said they have yet to set a specific date for the procedure.

He also said that among other issues, the PAC would look into the renovation of the Parliament building which cost RM600 million.

Wong added that since 2020, the PAC has held hearings on 16 issues raised in the Auditor General’s report.

He said among them, 11 PAC reports have already been submitted while five other matters are still in the process or report preparation stage.

Wong also broke down the Auditor General’s report, explaining that the report would detail the activities of the federal government and its departments, as well as federally-run businesses.

“On the activities of the federal government, ministries and departments, the PAC was informed that the audit involved nine reports, eight ministries and 33 audit recommendations.

“While these were federally operated companies, PAC was informed that the audit involved four reports, one on companies limited by shares, two on companies limited by guarantee and one special purpose vehicle,” he said.

On the success of government projects, Wong said one project was fully realized, four were not, while four others could not be measured.

“Apart from this, PAC was informed that one project was found to have wastage worth RM18,135, two projects showed irregular payments worth RM5.63 million and two other projects suffered losses worth RM2.8 million.

“The total audit amounted to RM10.749 billion, consisting of RM5.381 billion for five projects and RM5.368 billion for four activities,” he said.