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Does anyone care about the auditor general’s reports? 

If stern action is not taken, then we can only speculate that the real root of the weaknesses is endemic corruption in government

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Year after year, the way our ministries continue to mismanage their nation-building responsibilities is completely incomprehensible.

At day’s end, it is all about wasting taxpayers’ hard-earned contributions. 

In the most recent auditor general’s report, we see how our children are paying a high price because approved buildings are not delivered on time and how, when they are delivered, they have questionable safety issues. 

The report has also highlighted many other shortcomings involving the various ministries.

While some may argue that no one is perfect, there is a bitter, hard truth hidden behind these reports. Year after year, the same kind of mistakes and abuses of procedures and of finances are reported. 

Many of the people who run and work in these ministries appear oblivious to them. They seem unable to learn from the mistakes outlined in all the previous auditor general’s reports.

If we are unable to take the auditor general’s reports seriously or to ensure that these failures are not repeated year after year, then we will need to ask ourselves about the kind of nation we are building. Certainly, such poor practices cannot be the foundation for a robust nation. 

If you are working in the private sector and are found to have failed at your job time and again, despite repeated warnings, you will probably soon be sacked. 

However, civil servants (and their respective department and ministerial heads) seem to be totally indifferent to these reports.

It is only we, the people, who are concerned. Are we are supposed to laugh over these reports? Sympathise, perhaps, over the failures? Or are we too expected to forget about what was revealed before the next report is issued?

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In its entirety, the auditor general’s report describes the problems of this nation, the quality of its leadership and the sad state of affairs. 

The contractors who were hired to do the jobs and projects – and who have failed to adhere to their contract terms should be hauled to court. It is time for the truth to emerge about why they keep failing year after year. 

If this action is not taken, then we can only speculate that the real root of the weaknesses is due to the endemic corruption that runs across the government. 

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Khoo Soo Hay
Khoo Soo Hay
15 Aug 2022 6.35pm

Having the Auditor-General is one form of democratic control of the government. Dismantle and dispose of the AG if our politicians do not respect its report and recommendations.

Gursharan Singh
Gursharan Singh
14 Aug 2022 11.27am

In most countries the post of Auditor General [A-G] is standard but may be more cosmetic if PERIODICAL FINDINGS OF THE ‘AG’ ARE NOT ACTED UPON BY POLITICAL LEADERSHIP.

The ‘AG’ Periodically Reported Findings [‘Findings’] create excitement and highlighted by media and/or some concerned citizens but soon forgotten when new ‘Findings’ are Reported later. Some may be further investigated by Public Accounts Committees [‘PAC’]..

The MALAYSIAN ‘AG’ HAS BEEN ISSUING FOR DECADES HIS ‘FINDINGS’ which may have RESULTED IN LOSS OF EVEN RM BILLIONS PUBLIC FUNDS/ASSETS VIA
MISMANAGEMENT-FRAUDS-CORRUPTION-COLLUSION-CRONYISM-EMBEZZLEMENT-BRIBERY-KICKBACKS-NEPOTISM. SOME SUSPECTS MAY BE INVESTIGATED AND CHARGED IN COURTS BUT CLOSURE?

Bless all

Robert
Robert
12 Aug 2022 6.42pm

“If this action is not taken, then we can only speculate that the real root of the weaknesses is due to the endemic corruption that runs across the government.”

Comment: I am sorry but IT IS a case of endemic corruption prevailing across the government because no other explanation can justify the recurring problems yearly.

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