Audit report finds more than RM6 million in flood equipment not used

Source: The Malaysian Insider

Auditor-General's Report 2014 - pic taken from The Star Online

Auditor-General’s Report 2014 – pic taken from The Star Online

More than RM6 million worth of equipment in flood mitigation projects (FMP) in Kelantan and Sarawak was not used due to technical and installation problems, the Auditor-General’s Report has revealed.

These were among the weaknesses found in FMPs under the 10th Malaysia Plan (10MP), the report added, despite saying the projects had generally benefitted flood-prone communities.

The FMPs carried out under 10MP (2010-2015) cost a total of RM3.35 billion in public funds. Read more

Ministries show decline in financial performance last year, says audit

Source: The Malaysian Insider

Auditor-General's Report 2014 - pic taken from The Star Online

Auditor-General’s Report 2014 – pic taken from The Star Online

The Third Series of the 2014 Auditor-General’s Report released today said there was an overall decline in the financial performance of ministries last year compared to previous years, with fewer ministries getting the excellent rating.

However, the report also said that federal departments showed an improvement in financial management.

More than half of 51 departments were rated excellent in 2014 compared to previous years.

“In 2014, only 20 ministries were rated as excellent as compared to 23 ministries in 2013 and 22 ministries in 2012,” said the final installment of the report. Read more

Mampukah AEC bawa kemakmuran masyarakat serantau, atau berasaskan keuntungan?

Sumber: The Malaysian Insider

Komuniti Ekonomi Asean pada dasarnya mahu menjadikan rantau ini sebagai satu blok ekonomi tanpa sempadan sama seperti Kesatuan Eropah tetapi tanpa mata wang sendiri dengan frasa rasminya ialah "Satu Visi, Satu Identiti, Satu Komuniti".

Komuniti Ekonomi Asean pada dasarnya mahu menjadikan rantau ini sebagai satu blok ekonomi tanpa sempadan sama seperti Kesatuan Eropah tetapi tanpa mata wang sendiri dengan frasa rasminya ialah “Satu Visi, Satu Identiti, Satu Komuniti”.

Jerebu yang terus menerus melanda rantau Asean adalah simbol dan ujian sama ada Komuniti Ekonomi Asean (AEC) mampu melunaskan janji membawa kemakmuran kepada 625 juta rakyatnya.

Contoh jerebu digunakan Jerald Joseph, seorang pemimpin masyarakat sivil Malaysia, ketika bercakap tentang bagaimana perasaan Forum Rakyat Asean (APF) tentang AEC.

Joseph merupakan penganjur bersama sidang kemuncak APF 2015 di Malaysia April lalu, yang dihadiri pertubuhan masyarakat sivil terbesar Asean.

Ia merupakan simbol kerana jerebu adalah produk sampingan daripada apa AEC mahu lakukan tetapi pada skala lebih besar – untuk memberikan kebebasan perniagaan Asean dan kemudahan membuka kedai di mana-mana 10 negara anggota bagi mengambil kesempatan daripada buruh murah dan sumber yang belum diterokai. Read more