The Auditor-General’s Report 2016 Series 1 tabled today at the Dewan Rakyat contains 353 recommendations to assist the federal government, federal statutory bodies and state governments in rectifying identified weaknesses.
Auditor-General Madinah Mohamad said two of the recommendations pertained to federal government financial statement 2016; 90, federal government ministry and department activities; and 244, financial management of state government departments, agencies and companies.
“As usual, the department heads concerned have been informed beforehand, for the purpose of confirmation,” she said in a statement to Bernama.
Meanwhile, she said federal government revenue for 2016 amounted to RM212.421 billion, compared to RM219.089 billion in 2015, showing a downward trend following the drop in world crude oil price.
On financial management performance rating, she said 25 ministries,18 federal departments, 38 federal statutory bodies, 138 state ministries/departments, 41 state statutory bodies, 41 local authorities and six Islamic religious councils had been audited.
Madinah said 63 performance audits were conducted on government projects/activities/programmes and 21 management audits, on government companies at federal and state level.
She said the Finance Ministry had also given a feedback on the report with comments from the secretary-general and relevant department heads on the latest action undertaken.
According to her, 187 of 307 ministries, federal departments and statutory bodies, state ministries/departments, state statutory bodies, local authorities and Islamic religious councils received the ‘excellence’ (5-star) rating.
"Twenty-five ministries achieved excellence compared to 16 in 2015,” she said.
Madinah said the report and synopsis could be accessed through the National Audit Department’s website.
She said a session with the media on the Auditor-General’s Report would be held on Thursday (Aug 3) at Auditorium Kompleks C, Putrajaya at 12 noon, during which Chief Secretary to the Government Ali Hamsa and ministry secretary-generals would be present.