Auditor General: The Man Najib Wants Replaced (Updated)

Latest: The Auditor General of Malaysia has just had his tenure extended for another year starting February 23 (read here). We applaud this move and wish Tan Sri all the best to continue his work without fear or favor.

Tan Sri Ambrin Buang, the Auditor General of Malaysia, deserves to be applauded for remaining steadfast to the cause to bring about good governance in the Public Sector. The 2010 AG Report that Najib apparently delayed to present to the Parliament before tabling the 2012 Budget was the hard work of Ambrin and his dedicated team. Unfortunately, he has remained the bearer of bad news for the BN Government every year and last November was no different. (Read here on a recently published Q&A with the AG).

Each year, there appears to be more and more cases of “faults” reported by the AG and every year it falls on the deaf ears and toothless agencies who can’t seem to take any action to rectify them. All the irregularities must be fixed and culprits punished but we never hear of anyone prosecuted. In the 2010 AG Report, there are so many items that the MACC can act upon to make right but the good work of the AG stops just as information only. Even the binoculars case in MACC was quickly brushed aside as a non-issue. Not forgetting the National Feedlot Corp fiasco which the AG report called a “mess“.

Strangely, if you have read the AG report, it is already sugar coated and yet there are so many anomalies that even the AG can’t close an eye to. Can you imagine if one of the leading auditing firms like PWC or KPMG was to audit the Government ministries and related agencies, the reports might be so thick that you will need a forklift to bring them to Parliament.

Anyway, jest aside, the grapevine does indicate that it is time for Ambrin to retire and that his service will no longer be needed come next month. His tenure has been renewed twice. From his track record, he has upheld the international auditing protocol without fear or favor and should look at this being his legacy.

To avoid further embarrassment to the BN Government, Najib will have to find a “friend” in the new Auditor General. This is the BN way. Actually, the right way is for the Ministries, Agencies and GLCs to inculcate good governance so that there is nothing to worry about and nothing to hide and nothing for the AG to recommend for improvement.

And the time will probably never come unless…! 😉

4 Comments to “Auditor General: The Man Najib Wants Replaced (Updated)”

  1. Very well written, proud2bmalaysian! Succinct, stylish and yet packed with a simple and yet precise suggestion with a punch in the last part! Keep it up!

    • Masterwordsmith

      Thanks for the encouragement.

      I wasn’t aware that you are such a prolific writer with such a vast interest. Enjoyed your postings.

  2. Dear proud2b

    Gosh! Thank you for your positive comment and for reading my insane rants :-)! In reality, I love to write on topics that interest me esp literature, music, inspirational/personal stuff and not so much on politics. However, I did write lots on it in the last two years because of the way things were going. However, I am taking a step back at the moment to try to make sense of the nonsense that is happening because something strange is going on and I cannot fathom the pattern and would rather be silent for now and to try to unravel what lies beneath the many smokescreens that are mushrooming at such an alarming speed.

    I hope that you will write more for you write beautifully with a classy style!

    Take care!

    Best wishes

    • MWS

      I too sense some rumblings underneath the smokescreen that is covering the entire country.

      Smells fishy too but I too can’t put my finger on the root of the matter.

      Perhaps it is the calm before the big storm as I know there are some severe storms brewing already but still hidden. But when the pressure gets too much to handle, it will all come out into the open.

      As the saying goes, there’s no smoke without a fire. And someone told me that paper can’t cover fire.

      So we shall see in the coming days who maneuvers the best outcome.

      And I will not stop writing for sure! 😀

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