Mismanagement galore irks PAC

The committee is tired of the endless cases of mismanagement and wants to fix the problem.

(Free Malaysia Today) – Cases of mismanagement of public funds and projects continue to pile up and the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is peeved with this.

To get to the botttom of the matter, PAC chairman Azmi Khalid said the committee would call in Finance Ministry officials and the chief secetary to the government Mohd Sidek Hassan in January.

He was speaking to reporters in Parliament after meeting representatives from the Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry regarding the latest scandal involving the National Feedlot Corporation (NFC).

“The management system (of projects) needs to be re-looked at. Even when (the ministries) are telling the truth, people are fed-up (with their explanations),” said the Padang Besar MP.

He said that NFC was on a long list of mismanaged projects which PAC had encountered since 2008.

“Today, we talked about the management of NFC, the full amount of money given to a special account by 2009 but the deal was only signed in 2010. This is a recurring problem at all levels in the ministries.

“Poor-management, changing of the goal post… poor planning and mis-coordination. Their intention for the project is good but the execution is problematic,” he added.

Azmi stressed that the problem must be fixed as Malaysia moved towards the status of a developed nation.