A-G’s Report: PAC urged to probe 2 ministries

Auditor-General Madinah Mohamad says conducting an investigation does not mean that wrongdoing has been proven. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: The auditor-general has urged the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to investigate the youth and sports ministry as well as the transport ministry based on the Audit Department’s report, which was released today.

Madinah Mohamad said there were several matters and punitive issues which needed to be addressed regarding the reports involving the two ministries.

“This does not mean that wrongdoing has been proven, but there is a need for further investigation. For example, if a civil servant is negligent, then the Public Service Department will investigate.

“If it involves a contractor, it will be investigated by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Malaysia and the authorities. So, it is subject to further investigation. It does not mean punishment has been meted out,” she said at a joint press conference with PAC chairman Ronald Kiandee after handing over a book containing the report to the committee.

Kiandee refused to elaborate on the matter, except that the committee will look into the issues raised.