More than RM600m public funds lost due to failure of six initiatives – 2022 AG Report

THE 2022 Auditor General’s Report revealed a total of RM681.71 million in public funds lost following the failure to implement six initiatives.

Bernama reported, according to the details of the report published today, the failure to manage the rice planting program caused the country to lose RM660.14 million – the highest amount of wasted funds.

That is followed by property development management Langkawi Development Board (RM14.33 million); the management and regulation of firearms of departments and agencies under the Ministry of Home Affairs (RM6.34 million); investment promotion program for the manufacturing sector (RM0.29 million); and safe city program management (RM0.12 million).

The 2022 AG Report also revealed a total of RM21.35 million in public fund wastage covering three programs namely integrated foreign worker management (ePPAx) and Foreign Worker Centred Management System (FWCMS) amounting to RM19.39 million.

Marine protected area conservation program management (RM1.04 million), and program management to strengthen the capacity, abilities and competitiveness of the construction industry (RM0.92 million).

Meanwhile, two programs were detected not making regular payments, namely the management of the elite sports podium program (RM1.47 million) and the management of the program to empower the capacity, abilities and competitiveness of the construction industry (RM0.05 million).

A total of three 2022 AG Reports were presented in the Dewan Rakyat today, namely 2022 AG Report Regarding the Management of Federal Government Companies; 2022 AG Report Regarding the Special Audit of Forest Management and Environmental Impact; and 2022 AG Report Regarding Ministry / Department / State Activities and State Government Company Management 

The 2022 AG Report at the federal level will be uploaded to the National Audit Department’s website after the presentation in the Dewan Rakyat and the public can browse it at http://www.audit.gov.my from 10 this morning. – TMR / pic TMR FILE