Khalid orders audit on state allocations

(Bernama) – The Selangor government will conduct its own internal audit on allegations of misappropriation of state funds by Pakatan Rakyat (PR) elected representatives.

Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said the internal audit would ensure that the spending of state allocation by the lawmakers comply with the procedures set by the state government.

khalid-ibrahim.png"This is our way to assure the public that the accounting of the state coffers is continuously monitored," he said in a statement here Monday.

Khalid has also ordered the results of the audit report be made available to the public after its completion within a month.

Files seized by MACC

Allegations of abuse of funds first surfaced earlier this month when Selangor exco member Teresa Kok revealed that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had seized files pertaining to allocation expenditure of several Selangor state assemblymen.

Besides Kok, others being investigated by the MACC were Elizabeth Wong (PKR-Bukit Lanjan), Hannah Yeoh (DAP-Subang Jaya), Dr Cheah Wing Wah (DAP-Damansara Utama), Edward Lee (DAP-Bukit Gasing), Lau Weng San (DAP-Kampung Tunku), Ronnie Liu (DAP-Pandamaran) and Ean Yong Hian Wah (DAP-Seri Kembangan).