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Auditor-General’s Report 2006 September 10, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in "We can do better", Current Affairs, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics.
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At long last, the Auditor-General’s Report is out.

– RM 451 million to replace RM 290 million computer system of the Customs
– Cost overruns over the construction of the RTM Seremban building (RM 23.47 million to RM 38.51 million)
– Procurement of 6 PV by the Ministry of Defence nicely whacked, including the choice of the contractor, resulting in additional costs of RM 1.4 billion. Then 2 of the PVs aren’t used optimumly due to bad fittings.
– 2 Mi-171 helicopters for the Police ‘unit udara’ could not be used because they couldn’t be registered as a ‘public aircrafts’.

Haven’t read up to the story of the RM 50 screwdriver (actually I found out it’s a carjack kit later) which I was told, is somewhere inside the report.


(Graphic representation of some bits from the Auditor-General’s Report 2006, taken from WhatALulu)

A Kodak camera for RM 8K?? The ministry could have bought a Nikon D80 lar.

The Auditor-General’s Report 2006 is available for download here (PDF, BM)

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1. wits0 - September 10, 2007

And a few months back, I bought a Kodak C633, 6.1MP digi camera for RM499/- !

2. monsterball - September 10, 2007

hahahahaha….I wonder how those UMNO ministers are thinking now. Keep quiet means all are corrupted….but say ‘sack the bugger”…dream on.
ALL ARE CORRUPTED…including MCA and MIC.
Well we must give credit to Pak Lah….these are revealed in more details under his premiership….but revealing is only 10% of a good job….sacking or acting according to be a righteous PM..is 90% he is not.

3. max - September 10, 2007

It happens in most government bodies. School headmasters do it. Balls that cost RM50 in the market are marked up to RM100. Seen it with my own eyes. Text books and workbooks are marked up 20% to 30%. It goes to the HMs. The Edu Dept nows it but no action taken. Even getting into a premier or popular Chinese school costs between RM2000 to RM3000. It happens at the end of the year when placements of standard one pupils are done. It goes to the officer in-charge in the department. And the list goes on….

4. je@yctan - September 11, 2007

Refering to “Sec-gen given authority” on 11 September
2007 The Star newspaper. “On purchase of 3.1 Megapixel
digital cameras, it said each device came with tripod,
USB cable, video cable, desktop computer and software
CD.” and these items cost total of RM8,254.00.

With RM8,254.00 I can buy a 10 Megapixel DSLR camera
(RM 3,000.00) with upgraded lens (RM 2,000.00) and a
laptop together with 3 years warranty and software
such as Windows XP and Words Office are included (RM
3,500.00). Normally accessories such as: tripod,
camera bag, photo edit software, USB cable, Video
cable, and memory card are in the package together
with the digital camera when we purchase.

I don’t think the reply make sense.

5. ivan yang - September 11, 2007

Srcewed left, right and centre, 7 dayys a week,365 days a year, all ways!

6. wits0 - September 11, 2007

No, the reply does not make sense. It is shoddy and meant to obfuscate. Why and how did a Kodak camera(model as illustrated)need upgrade lens(it’s not an SLR). Mini tripods and other minor accessories are always included.

Last year, an ordinary computer would more have costs much more than RM2200/- each, depending on specs.

Let’s say, last year, that particular Kodak camera cost RM700/-, that means an expected outlay of below RM3000/- How come 5K plus?

Very crummy “explanation”.

7. jared l. - September 11, 2007

All this mess… will be reflected in the coming election. After the election, even worst… I wonder how much will they be spending (using the public money) for printing the banners and having free talks and all you can eat buffet… during that period.

Memang Semangat Malaysia Boleh! Memang Boleh! Apa-apa pun boleh. 🙂

8. from the top, once more « BothSidesOfTheJohorStraits - September 12, 2007

[…] Apparently, car-jacks that can be had at the local hardware shop for less than RM200-300 has been billed to the govt for a few thousands. Or that the govt paid hundreds of ringgit for screwdriver-sets that are worth only some tens of ringgit at Ah Kit’s Supply Shop (see https://elizabethwong.wordpress.com/2007/09/10/auditor-generals-report-2006/). […]


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