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Liputan Laporan Media Berkaitan LKAN 200820 Oktober 2009 (Selasa)Pengendalian Kes Sivil Dan Pendakwaan Oleh Pejabat Penasihat Undang-Undang Negeri - JABATANPERDANA MENTERI, Jabatan Peguam NegaraNegeri Lewat Selesai Semakan Kes SivilOleh Norfatimah Ahmad tim@bharian.com.myJabatan Peguam Negara perlu tetap had pengendalianKUALA LUMPUR: Pemantauan Jabatan Audit Negara antara September hingga Disember 2008mendapati pejabat Penasihat Undang-Undang Negeri (PPUN) yang mengendalikan kes sivilmengambil masa antara 183 hari untuk membuat semakan dan sehingga 1,149 hari bagi kespendakwaan. Antara faktor menyebabkan tempoh masa lama bagi menyelesaikan semakan terhadapkes sivil dan pendakwaan adalah kesukaran untuk mendapatkan maklumat lengkap daripada agensipenguat kuasa, beban kerja yang banyak kerana pegawai sama terbabit dengan tugasan lain, tiadatempoh masa ditetapkan bagi menyelesaikan proses kerja yang tertentu dan kekerapan pertukaranpegawai yang mengendalikan kes.Berikutan itu, KetuaAudit Negara, TanSri Ambrin Buangmenyarankan JabatanPeguam Negara supayam e m p e r t i m b a n g k a nbeberapa langkahtermasuk memastikanPPUN menyelesaikanproses kerja berkaitanmengikut tempoh yangditetapkan KaedahMahkamah Tinggi 1980,Kaedah MahkamahRendah 1980 dan AktaHad Masa 1953. “Bagiproses kerja yang tempohmasa tidak ditetapkan,Jabatan Peguam Negaraperlu menetapkantempoh bagi memastikanPPUN mematuhinya.“Kedudukan jawatanPPUN juga perludikaji semula bagim e n y e s u a i k a n n y adengan beban kerjayang sentiasa meningkat,selain menyeragamkansistem pengurusanmaklumat untuk diterimapakai semua PPUN,”katanya.Ambrin berkata,puratanya, seorangPegawai Undang-Undang (PUU) di UnitJabatan Audit Negara3


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Laporan Liputan Media Berkaitan LKAN 200820 Oktober 2009 (Selasa)Pengurusan Taksiran Cukai Pendapatan Individu Berpendapatan Penggajian Di Bawah Sistem TaksirSendiri - Lembaga Hasil Dalam NegeriLHDN Lewat Bayar Balik RM648.70j Lebihan CukaiJumlah pegawai, beban kerja di unit pungutan perlu selarasKUALA LUMPUR: Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri (LHDN) lewat membayar balik sejumlah RM648.70juta kepada pembayar cukai antara 10 hari hingga dua tahun bagi kes manual dan hingga setahunbagi kes e-Filing. Jumlah membabitkan 421 transaksi yang disemak itu merangkumi 231 atau 54.5peratus transaksi membabitkan 821 kes di mana lebihan cukai pendapatan lewat dibayar balik. KetuaAudit Negara, Tan Sri Ambrin Buang, berkata kelewatan itu antaranya disebabkan pembangunanSistem Taksir Sendiri (STS) untuk memproses Borang Nyata Cukai Pendapatan dilaksanakan secara8Jabatan Audit Negara


Liputan Laporan Media Berkaitan LKAN 2008berperingkat, maklumat atau dokumen yang dikemukakan pembayar cukai tidak lengkap atau diraguidan ketidakupayaan LHDN menangani masalah ini disebabkan pegawai bertanggungjawab perlumenguruskan tugas lain.“LHDN perlu mematuhi tempoh penyelesaian kes pembayaran balik lebihan cukai pendapatan yangditetapkan Piagam Pelanggannya bagi meningkatkan sistem penyampaiannya dan antara langkahberkesan adalah dengan mengkaji semula bilangan pegawai yang sebenarnya diperlukan untukmengurus pembayaran balik lebihan cukai pendapatan di setiap cawangan atau unit pungutansupaya ia diselaras dengan beban kerja,” katanya dalam Laporan Ketua Audit Negara 2008 yangdikeluarkan di sini semalam.Ambrin berkata, pada masa sama, pembayar cukai juga wajib memastikan maklumat taksiran, baucardividen asal lengkap dan lebihan bayaran cukai pendapatan bagi tahun taksiran tertentu ditolakhutang cukai pendapatan, cukai keuntungan harta tanah dan jumlah perbandingan bagi kes syarikat.Selain itu, laporan itu juga menunjukkan daripada 1,83,094 kes permohonan bayaran balik lebihancukai pendapatan bagi tempoh 2006 hingga 2008, LHDN selesai menyemak 1,788,106 kes atau 97.5peratus, manakala 20,212 kes sedang disemak dan 25,776 kes lagi belum dibuat semakan. “SejumlahRM18.22 bilion bayaran balik lebihan cukai pendapatan dicatatkan membabitkan 1,219,653 kes atau68.2 peratus antara tempoh 2006 hingga 2008,” katanya.Mengenai ketidaktepatan maklumat dalam Borang BE, katanya, semakan Audit mendapati 1,198borang bagi tahun taksiran 2005 hingga 2007 di enam cawangan iaitu Jalan Duta, Cheras, KualaTerengganu, Kuantan, Seremban dan Kuching silap diisi seperti tuntutan jumlah pelepasan,pendapatan bercukai, pelepasan bagi anak kurang 18 tahun, perkiraan cukai yang perlu dibayar danrebat cukai individu. “Ketidaktepatan maklumat ini melewatkan proses mengemas kini status jumlahcukai dikenakan kepada pembayar cukai, mengakibatkan perkiraan cukai perlu dibayar atau dibayarbalik tidak tepat dan peningkatkan kes yang perlu diaudit Unit Audit Meja,” katanya.Jabatan Audit Negara20 October 2009 (Tuesday)Pengurusan Taksiran Cukai Pendapatan Individu Berpendapatan Penggajian Di Bawah Sistem TaksirSendiri - Lembaga Hasil Dalam NegeriBoard Under Fire For Late Tax RefundsKUALA LUMPUR: The auditor-general took the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) to task for late settlementof some RM648.7 million in tax refunds between 2006 and last year. Tan Sri Ambrin Buang, in hisreport, said the delay ranged from 10 days to two years for manually-filed statements and up to a yearfor those who used e-filing. He said while there were various factors that contributed to the delays, amajor reason was poor staff allocation to match workload. “The IRB needs to study the actual numberof staff needed to manage tax returns at each collection branch or unit so that it is in line with theworkload.”The report stated that IRB must stick to the time given to settle tax refunds as set in its customercharter to improve its delivery system. Ambrin stressed the customer charter must also be “clearand specific” as to procedures related to tax refunds. He said taxpayers must be informed of theirresponsibility to follow what was required of them when filing their taxes to avoid future delays. Thereport also highlighted 16 cases where IRB wrongly gave more than RM2 million in tax refunds. Ofthe cases, four involved company transactions worth RM2.33 million while the rest involved individualtransactions worth RM11,721.Ambrin said IRB must take immediate steps to recover the excess refunds. He said to make suresuch incidents did not happen again, the board needed to create a common format so all branchescould prepare uniform tax returns. Ambrin pointed out that IRB also needed to prepare annual reportsfor the purpose of auditing, as they were unable to establish the true balance remaining in the fund.Between 2006 and last year, IRB received 1,834,094 cases. It has completed 1,788,006 or 97.5 percent of the cases, with 20,212 still being processed and another 25,776 pending.9


Laporan Liputan Media Berkaitan LKAN 2008Wednesday October 21, 2009Pengurusan Taksiran Cukai Pendapatan Individu Berpendapatan Penggajian Di Bawah Sistem TaksirSendiri - Lembaga Hasil Dalam NegeriRM649mil Excess Tax Refunded LateReports By Zulkifli Abd Rahman, Sira Habibu, Tan Sin Chow, Manjit Kaur, And Lester KongTHE Inland Revenue Board was late in refunding a total of RM648.70mil in excess tax payments totaxpayers between 2006 and last year. The delay, according to the Auditor-General’s Report, wasbetween 10 days and two years for those wo filed their returns manually and up to one year for thosewho did it through e-filing. The report was based on an audit carried out on the Internal Revenue Board(IRB) in January and from August to October last year. It said the delays were due to changes madeto the Self-Assessment System, incomplete or inaccurate information provided by the taxpayers andthe fact that IRB staff were overburdened with other duties.“The IRB client charter states that excess tax should be returned to the taxpayer within three months forthose doing manual or postal filings or one month for those carrying out e-filing. “Of 424 transactionschecked, 54.5% of them involving RM648.70mil in excess tax payments were not returned to thetaxpayers for a period of between 10 days and two years for manual filings and up to one yearfor e-filings,” the report said. In the Auditor-General feedback report, the IRB explained that it hadsupplied a tax payments guideline which was included in the IRB website to avoid delays.10Jabatan Audit Negara


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Laporan Liputan Media Berkaitan LKAN 200819 October 2009 (Monday)Projek Landasan Berkembar Elektrik Antara Rawang Dan Ipoh - Kementerian PengangkutanAuditor General Wants DRB-Hicom Fined RM80.88mKUALA LUMPUR (Oct 19, 2009) : Auditor General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang wantsthe Transport Ministry to fine DRB-Hicom Bhd RM80.88 million (RM164,727 aday) for its failure to complete the Rawang-Ipoh electrified double trackingproject on time. He said in his 2008 A-G’s Report the cost of the project escaledby RM1.43 billion from its original cost of RM5.77 billion due to weaknesses likelate completion, equipment bought more than what was needed and purchase oftrains not coordinated with infrastructure development.Ambrin said the project was implemented through two packages, namelyAmbrin Buang infrastructure package with DRB-Hicom as the main contractor and systempackage with Mitsui-MTS Konsortium as the lead contractor. He said theweaknesses in the project resulted in the project objectives not fully met and the government alsomost likely to bear part of the losses estimated at RM1.14 billion.“This is because, according to the agreement between DRB-Hicom and the government, the maximumliability which could be claimed from the contractor is only at RM257.99 million.” He added that theministry or Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd must ensure that all damages were repaired by the contractorwithin the defect liability period to avoid the government from having to bear the repair costs.Monday October 19, 2009Projek Landasan Berkembar Elektrik Antara Rawang Dan Ipoh - Kementerian PengangkutanGovt May Have To Bear Part Of RM1.14bil Rail Double-TrackingLossKUALA LUMPUR: The government may have to bear part of the RM1.14bil loss in the 179km raildouble-tracking contract between Rawang and Ipoh as the project was poorly managed. An auditof the project carried out from August 2008 to January 2009 identified several weaknesses in itsimplementation such as the delay, and the procurement of extra equipment and coaches not keepingin with the specifications causing the infrastructure to be not fully optimised. “As the project wasnot properly managed, it did not meet the objective of its implementation,” according to the AuditorGeneral’s Report 2008. The report feels that the Transport Ministry should have taken firm actionagainst the project manager, Syarikat Kinta SamuderaOpus Consortium (KSOpus) for not allegedlynot reporting its dismal performance to the Finance Ministry so that its services could be terminated.“Based on the feedback by the Transport Ministry, KSOpus work performance was not satisfactory.The company had failed to shoulder the responsibility as specified in the contract,” it said. Therewas no proof that that the Transport Ministry had reprimanded the project manager and informed theFinance Ministry nor proof that it had provided quarterly reports on the project manager’s performanceas required by the Treasury Circular No. 8 year 2006. The report said that the full amount of the lossescould not be claimed from the original contractor, DRBHicom Berhad as its maximum liability wasonly 10 per cent of the contract or RM257.99mil. DRBHicom could not complete the infrastructuralpackage by Dec 10, 2003 as it merely completed 76.8 percent of the project before its contract wasterminated on Aug 5, 2005. “The ministry should have slapped the Liquidated Ascertained Damages(LAD) amounting to RM80.88 mil (RM164,727 per day) on DRBHicom for its failure to complete theproject as scheduled,” it added.14Jabatan Audit Negara


Liputan Laporan Media Berkaitan LKAN 2008DRBHicom’s failure had prompted the government to appoint another contractor to complete theremaining 22.4 percent of the project by appointing UEM Construction Sdn Bhd (UEMC) as themain contractor through direct negotiation by awarding a cost-plus contract worth RM772.05mil inJune 2005. Until December 2008, RM5.77bil had been spent to implement the project, RM1.43bil(32.9 percent) higher that the worth of the original contract at RM4.34bil. On the quality of work, theconstruction of rail stations were satisfactory except for the roof of a pedestrian bridge connectingtwo platforms at the Tanjung Malim station which was found to be too high for comfort when it rained.The report said electric coaches were supposed to be used in the train services on the double trackbetween KL Sentral and Ipoh in December 2008. Instead, they were powered by diesel. “A RM240milallocation was sought under the Eight Malaysia Plan (8MP) to buy six electric train sets (ETs) butonly RM20mil was approved. “Only in the Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP), RM249.6 mil was approved forthe purchase,” it said. On the 10 Automatic Fare Collection System (AFCs) worth RM54.43mil, thereport said only five stations in Serendah, Batang Kali, Rasa, Kuala Kubu Baru and Tanjung Malimwere fixed with the AFCS while the remaining AFCS were stored in Kuala Kubu Baru, Behrang andSlim River. “The weaknesses in planning and the failure in coordinating the AFCS procurement hadactually caused an over purchase of five sets worth RM27.22 mil. If the equipment remains unused,it is a waste,” it said. – Bernama.20 October 2009 (Tuesday)Projek Landasan Berkembar Elektrik Antara Rawang Dan Ipoh - Kementerian PengangkutanCall To Fine DRB-Hicom RM80.88mKUALA LUMPUR: The auditor-general has recommended that the Transport Ministry fine DRB-HicomBhd RM80.88 million for failing to complete the double-tracking project from Rawang to Ipoh ontime. Tan Sri Ambrin Buang said the company had been fined RM18.43 million for damages incurredbetween Dec 11, 2003 and March 31, 2004, after its contract was terminated by the ministry.There has yet to be a fine for the period between April 1, 2004 and Aug 4 the same year. He saidthe delay in construction resulted in the project cost ballooning by RM1.43 billion to RM5.77 billion.Originally budgeted at RM4.34 billion, the audit found that the number of equipment bought exceededwhat was needed and the procurement of trains was not done according to the development ofinfrastructure.Ambrin said because of this, the project could not be completed on time and it was likely that thegovernment would have to bear part of the losses. He said the ministry should ensure that the appointedJabatan Audit Negara15


Laporan Liputan Media Berkaitan LKAN 2008contractor repaired all defects so that the government would not have to incur the cost. “The ministryshould also take stern action against project managers who fail to carry out their responsibilities byreporting them to the Finance Ministry and having their contracts terminated.”Ambrin said five sets of automated fare collection systems kept in the stores should be distributedto commuter stations which were in need of such systems. The project’s infrastructure work wasawarded to DRB-Hicom in 2000 but it was terminated after the ministry found that only 76 per centof the work had been completed by Dec 10, 2003. The project was subsequently awarded to UEMConstruction Sdn Bhd.Tuesday October 20, 2009Projek Landasan Berkembar Elektrik Antara Rawang Dan Ipoh - Kementerian PengangkutanDRB-Hicom May Have To Pay Sum Over Terminated ProjectPETALING JAYA: The Government can demand for compensation from DRB-Hicom Bhd for theestimated RM1.14bil loss over the Ipoh-Rawang double track railway. According to the Auditor-General’s Report 2008, the Government could do so if the contract for DRB-Hicom, as the originalcontractor of the Ipoh-Rawang double track railway project, was terminated due to its failure tocomplete the package. The project was subsequently delivered by UEM Construction Sdn Bhd.As such, the Government should provide a certificate showing clearly the total cost incurred tocomplete the entire package, such as the amount paid to DRB-Hicom, the cost to be paid to UEMConstruction and other monies involved. Any difference between the cost to complete the projectand its original amount should be claimed from DRB-Hicom, the original contractor. Based on the16Jabatan Audit Negara


Liputan Laporan Media Berkaitan LKAN 2008auditors’ calculation, the Government suffered an estimated RM1.14bil loss. The report proposed thatthe Transport Ministry determine the actual cost borne by the Government.However, the Government might not be able to demand the total amount from DRB-Hicom as themaximum liability allowed to be claimed was only 10% of the contract value. As at December 2008,the implementation cost for the project escalated by RM1.43bil to RM5.77bil higher than its originalcontract value – RM4.34bil. Audit check found that the cost overrun was because the governmenthad agreed to pay a sum of RM425mil to DRB-Hicom for additional renovation works after thecompany forwarded an appeal with justifications to the then prime minister. The Finance Ministryapproved to pay the sum through an amicable settlement on April 20, 2006. And, as of December2008, RM371.78mil had been paid to DRB-Hicom. Earlier, DRB-Hicom had demanded RM808.68milfrom the Government to bear the cost of renovation works.Jabatan Audit Negara17


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Liputan Laporan Media Berkaitan LKAN 2008Friday October 23, 2009Projek Landasan Berkembar Elektrik Antara Rawang Dan Ipoh - Kementerian PengangkutanIt’s RM1.14bilOUR report on Tuesday on the Auditor-General telling the Government that it can seek compensationfor losses incurred over the Ipoh-Rawang double tracking project, was mistakenly headlined as “Govtcan seek RM1.4bil”. It should have been RM1.14bil. The error is regretted.29 Oktober 2009 (Khamis)Projek Landasan Berkembar Elektrik Antara Rawang Dan Ipoh - Kementerian PengangkutanPAC Siasat Projek Landasan Berkembar Rawang-IpohKUALA LUMPUR 29 Okt. – Jawatankuasa Kira-kira Awam (PAC) akan meminta KementerianPengangkutan memberi penjelasan berhubung peningkatan kos pembinaan landasan berkembarelektrik Rawang-Ipoh sehingga RM1.43 bilion. Pengerusi PAC, Datuk Seri Azmi Khalid berkata,pihaknya perlu menyiasat projek bernilai RM6 bilion itu selepas Laporan Ketua Audit Negara2008 mendedahkan pengurusan yang lemah menjadi punca kos pembinaan projek itu meningkat.Katanya, kementerian itu antara pihak terawal yang akan dipanggil PAC selain beberapa kontraktordan syarikat milik kerajaan (GLC) yang terlibat untuk memberi penjelasan mengenai perkara itu.“Ketua Pengarah Audit Negara, Tan Sri Ambrin Buang memberi penjelasan mengenai laporan audititu semalam dan kami akan fokus kepada kes besar terutama projek landasan berkembar Rawang-Ipoh. “Kami hendak tahu apa yang sebenarnya berlaku sehingga kos projek boleh meningkat padatahap itu,” katanya kepada pemberita ketika ditemui di lobi Parlimen hari ini.Mengikut Laporan Ketua Audit 2008 yang dikeluarkan sebelum ini, projek landasan berkembarRawang-Ipoh sepanjang 179 kilometer itu mengalami peningkatan kos sehingga RM1.43 yangdisebabkan pengurusan yang lemah. Azmi berkata, PAC juga sedang meneliti beberapa lagi perkaralain berdasarkan kepada Laporan Audit Negara 2008 yang dikeluarkan baru-baru ini. “Ada lagiperkara yang diumumkan Jabatan Audit Negara yang kami sedang tengok dan ada yang pihak polissedang siasat, itu biar ia dijalankan,” katanya.Katanya, masalah yang dikesan melalui laporan itu adalah masalah yang sama dan berulang kaliberlaku di dalam jabatan dan agensi kerajaan serta kerajaan-kerajaan negeri. “Kami bimbangmengenai perkara ini kerana macam-macam yang kerajaan sudah lakukan tetapi masalahnya samajuga, tidak berubah,” ujarnya.Jabatan Audit Negara19


Laporan Liputan Media Berkaitan LKAN 2008Friday October 30, 2009Projek Landasan Berkembar Elektrik Antara Rawang Dan Ipoh - Kementerian PengangkutanPAC To Probe RM1.14bil Losses In Railway ProjectTHE Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will look into the Ipoh-Rawang double track railway projectand several other cases highlighted in the Auditor-General’s Report. Its chairman Datuk Seri AzmiKhalid said the double track railway project in which the Government lost RM1.14bil was identifiedas a case to probe for the PAC. “We want to see what transpired, if there is deliberate negligence,oversight or other reasons for the loss of money,” he told reporters at the Parliament lobby. Azmi saidofficials from Transport Ministry, contractors and government-linked corporations would be hauled upfor questioning.“We will list the names by next week and draw up a schedule.” “Year in, year out, theA-G highlights cases of mismanagement and cost overruns but there seems to be no improvement,”said Azmi.Based on the auditors’ calculation, the Government suffered an estimated RM1.14bil in losses. Itwas also reported that the Government can demand compensation from DRB-Hicom Bhd for thelosses in the Ipoh-Rawang double track railway project. According to the Auditor-General’s Report,the Government could do so if the contract for DRB-Hicom, as the original contractor of the Ipoh-Rawang double track railway project, was terminated due to its failure to complete the package. Theproject was subsequently delivered by UEM Construction Sdn Bhd.Friday November 6, 2009Projek Landasan Berkembar Elektrik Antara Rawang Dan Ipoh - Kementerian PengangkutanRM6bil Ipoh-Rawang Track Plan Has Cost Overrun ReachingRM1.14bilBy LEE YUK PENGKUALA LUMPUR: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is now set to probe the RM6bil Ipoh-Rawang electrification and double track rail project, which has a cost overrun reaching RM1.14bil.PAC chairman Datuk Seri Azmi Khalid said the PAC was in the midst of determining the scope of theprobe and shortlisting those who will be called up in the inquiry. He told The Star yesterday that thedouble track railway project, which was highlighted in the Auditor-General’s (A-G) 2008 report, wasa handful of cases that the PAC would probe. “I will discuss with the Auditor-General to see whichcase is more urgent to probe. “The Ipoh-Rawang double track railway is one of them due to its costoverrun stretching over RM1bil,’’ he said, adding that the committee would meet soon to discussdetails before starting the probe.The PAC had conducted an inquiry into the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) fiasco and on Wednesday,released its report recommending that former Transport Minister Tan Sri Chan Kong Choy and formerPort Klang Authority (PKA) general manager Datin Paduka O.C. Phang be investigated for criminalbreach of trust. Asked why the committee plan-ned to probe another project under the TransportMinistry, Azmi said it was not the ministry that was being targeted but big projects which incurredhuge losses. “The public is asking questions on losses incurred and we have to do our job,’’ hestressed, adding that the A-G highlighted cases of mismanagement every year and cost overruns butthere seemed to be no improvement.20Jabatan Audit Negara


Liputan Laporan Media Berkaitan LKAN 2008Azmi was reported to have said last week that the PAC wanted to know if there was deliberatenegligence or oversights which resulted in the cost overrun of the rail project. PAC deputy chairmanDr Tan Seng Giaw, when contacted, said the Rawang-Ipoh double track project was chosen as itwas a huge contract which had resulted in huge losses. “We were promised rail service with a speedof 160km per hour but the speed now is only 80km per hour,’’ he said. According to the latest auditreport, the government may have to bear part of the RM1.14bil loss in the 179km double-tracking railproject as it was poorly managed. The rail project, which was worth RM4.34bil, is the main West Coastline that enables KTM Bhd to run trains between Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh. The infrastructure workscomponent of the project was originally awarded to DRB-Hicom Bhd in 2000 for a value of RM2.58bil.Mitsui of Japan was awarded the electrification and signalling component of the project worth RM1.9bilsupported by its principal sub-contractor, Siemens-Balfour Beatty Consortium. The contract betweenDRB-Hicom and the Government was signed on April 2, 2001. There were four main subcontractorsappointed for the project - namely Emrail Sdn Bhd for trackwork, Perspec Prime (M) Sdn Bhd forcivil works, IJM Corp Bhd for the construction of stations and UEM Construction Sdn Bhd for theconstruction of bridges.The project however suffered problems which caused numerous delays, resulting in the governmentterminating the contract with DRB-Hicom and appointing UEM Construction Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary ofUEM (M) Bhd, to take over the project from 1 June 2005. At that stage, DRB-HICOM had completedabout 88% of the rail project. DRB-Hicom had said that one of the main causes of the delays was adispute over a variation order and losses and expenses with the government. Although there werethreats of litigation, the matter was submitted for arbitration and was finally settled in May 2006with the government paying DRB-Hicom a sum of RM425mil. Mitsui had also submitted a claim forcompensation for being unable to carry out the electrification part of the project because of thedelays to civil works with the government settling on an undisclosed sum in December 2006.Jabatan Audit Negara21


Laporan Liputan Media Berkaitan LKAN 2008Thursday November 12, 2009Projek Landasan Berkembar Elektrik Antara Rawang Dan Ipoh - Kementerian PengangkutanParliament: Nazri Confirms MACC Probe On Rail ProjectKUALA LUMPUR: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz confirmedthat the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is launching a probe on the RM6bil Ipoh-Rawang electrification and double-track rail project, which had incurred a cost overrun reachingRM1.14bil. “The MACC has informed me that they will investigate the case based on the PublicAccounts Committee (PAC) inquiry on the matter. “There is no dispute between the PAC and theMACC’s investigations on this,” he told reporters at the Parliament lobby Thursday.PAC chairman Datuk Seri Azmi Khalid had said that the PAC was in the midst of determining the scopeof the probe and shortlisting those who would be called up for the inquiry. According to the latestAuditor-General’s report, the Government may have to bear part of the RM1.14bil loss in the 179kmdouble-tracking rail project as it was poorly managed. The rail project, which was worth RM4.34bil, isthe main West Coast line that enables KTM Bhd to run trains between Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh.20 October 2009 (Tuesday)Penyenggaraan Bangunan Sekolah - Kementerian PelajaranMalaysiaShoddy Maintenance Compromises School SafetyKUALA LUMPUR: Maintenance work in schools has not been carried out thoroughly and this hascaused several buildings and infrastructure to be unsafe. The 2008 Auditor-General’s report showedthat although the Education Ministry had engaged the services of 47 private consultants in a contractworth RM22.18 million to look into repair works in all schools, they did not carry out the job satisfactorily.The consultants were also required to monitor and approve the work done by contractors beforedisbursing payment to them (the contractors).Auditor-General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang said the ministry did not thoroughly examine the performanceof the consultants and had not set aside enough money and technical support staff for maintenancework. He said the ministry should allocate enough money to carry out preventive and correctivemaintenance on all schools, while both the ministry and the Public Works Department must preparea clear job scope for the contractors’ easy references and the officers supervising the work.“Supervising maintenance work should not be the teacher’s duty. “It should be done by someonewith technical expertise, and vacancies for technical assistants must be filled as soon as possible.”He said the ministry should take action against those who declared incomplete work as completedand if it was committed by a government officer, disciplinary action must be taken or a surcharge hadto be imposed. “If it involves a consultant, then the company should be blacklisted and the offencereported to its governing body,” Ambrin said.Other recommendations include placing all maintenance work under one unit for better managementand planning, conducting market research to ensure that the government gets value for money, andfinancial-management training be given to those involved in the projects. The Higher EducationMinistry, meanwhile, must ensure that specialised equipment bought for courses in communitycolleges were suitable for the subjects they were for. Ambrin said the audit found that certainequipment required by these colleges were either delivered late or not at all by the supplier; the itemswere bought in excess, not used or unsuitable; or they were paid for but not tested.22Jabatan Audit Negara


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Laporan Liputan Media Berkaitan LKAN 2008Friday October 23, 2009Penyenggaraan Bangunan Sekolah - Kementerian Pelajaran MalaysiaAward Jobs Through Open Tenders, Says PuadKUALA LUMPUR: The award of government contracts via direct submission of quotations bycompanies should be stopped to avoid price manipulation and wastage. Deputy Education MinisterDatuk Dr Puad Zakarshi said if the practice was not abolished, the same issue would persist andcontinuously be highlighted by the Auditor-General. Instead, he said, contracts should be awardedvia an open tender process to get the best deal from contractors and save public funds.He had been asked about the A-G report which highlighted a landscaping work costing RM60,000or between 470% and 880% more than the market price in SK Bukit Jawa , Pasir Puteh, Kelantan. DrPuad said the cost was justified because the package included the cost of seeds, tree planting andmaintainence. “The issue does not arise as we have received a report relating to the matter from thestate education department director and the consultant,” he added.“This is my personal suggestion but I hope the Treasury will consider doing away with the practice(of direct submissions) as soon as possible,” he told reporters after launching a new animationprogramme called “Boo & Me” here yesterday.Dr Puad said office equipment and paraphernalia bought through quotations submission wasrelatively more expensive than those purchased in bulk directly from shops which even offer them atdiscounted prices.19 October 2009 (Monday)Projek Pembinaan Hospital Pekan, Pahang - Kementerian Kesihatan MalaysiaAuditor General Slams Pekan Hospital ProjectKUALA LUMPUR (Oct 19, 2009) : Several government projects were slammed byAuditor-General (A-G) Tan Sri Ambrin Buang in the 2008 A-G’s Report releasedto MPs. The projects include a finding by the audit that the construction of PekanHospital in Pahang, costing RM96.45 million, was less satisfactory resulting innot only government incurring losses but also the public not being able to use itsfacilities.In its report on the activities of ministries or departments and management offederal government companies, Ambrin said among others, it was found thatAmbrin Buang the Certificate of Practical Completion (CPC) had been issued while works werestill going on and equipment not adequately supplied by contractors. The delayin project completion resulted in an increase in cost, construction works which are unsuitable or noquality and equipment and facilities not fully optimised,” he said.To rectify these weaknesses, he recommended that the Health Ministry and Public Works Department(PWD) consider speeding up the signing of contract for the purpose of enforcement on conditionsand contract specifications. “The PWD should not issue the CPC until work has been completed andequipment adequately supplied. For equipment received after issuance of CPC, yet to be delivered26Jabatan Audit Negara


Liputan Laporan Media Berkaitan LKAN 2008until now, their warranty period must be set for two years from the date of its delivery, not on Jan 31,2009,” he said.He also said the ministry must expedite repair works on the damages or defects found to ensurethe hospital could operate efficiently. He also wants the ministry to expedite the operations in thehospital’s rehabilitation unit and pharmacy so that the equipment could be fully optimised. Ambrinalso urged the ministry to take immediate action to collect the fine imposed on ambulance supplierswho have been late in supplying two of the units.Tuesday October 20, 2009Projek Pembinaan Hospital Pekan, Pahang - Kementerian Kesihatan MalaysiaExtra RM10m And Three Years To Finish HospitalIT took nearly an extra RM10mil and a delay of more than three years to complete the Pekan Hospital.According to the Auditor-General’s (A-G) report, the initial cost of the contract amounted to RM86.59mil.However, the figure increased to RM96.45mil. This included ex-gratia payments by the Public WorksDepartment (PWD) to compensate for losses claimed by the hired contractor due to various reasons,including an increase of building material prices.The A-G stated that the PWD should have hastened the contract agreement process so that the termsand specifications of the contract could be enforced to protect the interests of the Government. Thecontract stated that the construction which started on Sept 2, 2000 was to be completed in a spanof 30 months or 913 days. The A-G report said several construction defects were found around thehospital building, which had since been repaired and its cost borne by the contractor. “Audit checksfound that there were seven extensions for the contractor, four of which were approved by the PWD.The Government had to bear an extra cost of RM591,598 due to the extensions given,” the reportsaid.Other checks by the A-G found numerous instruments in the hospital were still left unused, saidthe report. This included pathology, rehabilitation, pharmaceutical and sterilisation tools. “The list ofunused equipment has been identified through a detailed discussion by those involved,” the A-Greport stated; saying the PWD has suggested that the unused instruments to be given to hospitalsthat need it. The A-G concluded in its report saying that the numerous problems regarding theproject is caused by the incompetency and carelessness on the those managing and supervising theconstruction. “This has caused the Government to face losses that could have been avoided,” thereport added.Jabatan Audit Negara27


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Liputan Laporan Media Berkaitan LKAN 200824 Oktober 2009 (Sabtu)Projek Pembinaan Hospital Pekan, Pahang - Kementerian Kesihatan MalaysiaHospital Pekan Bukan Lagi ‘Projek Sakit’PEKAN 24 Okt. - Masalah ketidakcekapan pengurusan dan pembinaan Hospital Pekan di sini yangdilaporkan dalam Laporan Audit 2008 telah diatasi sepenuhnya sejak setahun lalu, kata MenteriKesihatan, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. Sehubungan itu, tegasnya, projek pembinaan Hospital Pekanbukan lagi dikategorikan sebagai ‘projek sakit’ sebagaimana yang didakwa sesetengah pihak.Menurut beliau, laporan tersebut merupakan masalah pembinaan yang dialami pada 2003 tetapi kiniia telah diatasi selepas kontraktor baru mengambil alih projek tersebut. ‘’Hospital itu telah beroperasisejak setahun lalu dan laporan audit itu adalah laporan mengenai kelewatan yang berlaku pada2003,” katanya.Beliau berkata demikian kepada pemberita selepas menghadiri istiadat pengurniaan darjah-darjahkebesaran sempena Ulang Tahun Keputeraan Sultan Pahang Ke-79 di Istana Abu Bakar di sinihari ini. Beliau mengulas Laporan Audit 2008 yang mendapati pelaksanaan projek pembangunanHospital Pekan menghadapi banyak masalah disebabkan ketidakcekapan dan kecuaian pihak yangmengurus serta memantau pembinaan hospital tersebut termasuk dari segi alat kelengkapan.Ketua Audit Negara, Tan Sri Ambrin Buang berkata, projek tersebut kurang memuaskan keranaterdapat beberapa kelemahan yang bukan sahaja menyebabkan kerugian kepada kerajaan malahkepada orang awam berikutan kemudahan yang disediakan tidak dapat dimanfaatkan. Kata beliau,antara kelemahannya ialah masih ada kerja yang belum disiapkan sepenuhnya dan peralatantidak dibekalkan dengan sempurna oleh pihak pemaju sedangkan Sijil Perakuan Siap Kerja telahdikeluarkan.Mengulas lanjut, Tiong Lai memberitahu, pihaknya sedang memantau kualiti pembinaan danpengurusan Hospital Pekan dari semasa ke semasa supaya tidak timbul sebarang masalah padamasa akan datang. Menurutnya, kelewatan pembinaan hospital tersebut berpunca daripadakegagalan kontraktor asalnya meneruskan projek berkenaan. ‘’Projek ini sepatutnya siap dalamtempoh tiga tahun tetapi terpaksa dilewatkan sehingga enam tahun,” jelasnya. Mengulas Bajet 2010yang dibentangkan oleh Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak semalam, Tiong Lai berkata,rakyat akan mendapat perkhidmatan kesihatan yang lebih baik apabila kerajaan membina 50 klinikkesihatan komuniti 1Malaysia bermula tahun hadapan. Katanya, klinik tersebut akan beroperasiselama 12 jam bermula pukul 10 pagi setiap hari. ‘’Rakyat akan mendapat lebih kemudahan apabilaklinik kesihatan komuniti 1Malaysia ini dibina di kawasan yang dekat dengan kawasan perumahan,”katanya.Wednesday October 28, 2009Projek Pembinaan Hospital Pekan, Pahang - Kementerian Kesihatan MalaysiaHospital Finally Complete After A Three-Year DelayPEKAN: Shortcomings in the Pekan Hospital construction highlighted in the Auditor-General’s reporthad been solved, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. He said that since the delay inproject completion was no longer an issue and the construction defects had been rectified, it shouldno longer be regarded as a “sick project.”“The AG’s report was based on the construction problems encountered in 2003. “The project wasJabatan Audit Negara29


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Liputan Laporan Media Berkaitan LKAN 2008Friday October 23, 2009Pengurusan Aktiviti Pencegahan Dan Kawalan Penyakit Demam Denggi - Kementerian KesihatanMalaysiaMortality Rate For Dengue RoseTHE Health Ministry was unsuccessful in reducing the mortality rate for dengue cases due to the lackof manpower, facilities and cooperation from the public, the Auditor-General’s (AG) 2008 Report said.An audit conducted from July to November last year showed that despite activities to prevent thespread of dengue, the number of deaths due to dengue increased each year. A total of 49,335 casesof dengue were recorded with 112 deaths last year. In 2006, the dengue cases stood at 38,556 with92 deaths. Factors contributing to the increase included the lack of financial resources and limitedmanpower to initiate prevention activities.Jabatan Audit Negara31


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Liputan Laporan Media Berkaitan LKAN 200821 Oktober 2009 (Rabu)Pengurusan Peralatan Pembelajaran Di Institut Latihan, Jabatan Tenaga Manusia - KementerianSumber ManusiaMenteri Arah KSU SiasatKUALA LUMPUR 21 Okt. - Menteri Sumber Manusia, Datuk Dr. S. Subramaniam mengarahkansiasatan dibuat terhadap pembelian ‘pole platform’ untuk sebuah pusat latihan di Miri pada hargaRM30,510 sedangkan harga pasaran cuma RM990. Beliau turut meminta siasatan dijalankanterhadap pembelian ‘thumbdrive’ 1GB dengan harga RM480 sedangkan harga pasaran hanya RM90.Menurutnya, siasatan tersebut bakal diketuai oleh Ketua Setiausaha Kementerian (KSU), Datuk R.Segarajah yang turut akan mengkaji kewajaran perbelanjaan tersebut.Jika terbukti berlaku penyelewengan katanya, tindakan tegas akan diambil terhadap mereka yangterlibat. ‘’Saya sangat prihatin dengan laporan Ketua Audit Negara itu dan telah mengarahkanKSU menjalankan siasatan terperinci mengenainya hari ini,’’ katanya kepada Utusan Malaysia disini semalam. Beliau berkata demikian sebagai mengulas laporan Ketua Audit Negara 2008 yangmenyebut Kementerian Sumber Manusia telah menggunakan sebanyak RM30,510 untuk membelisebuah ‘pole platform’ bagi sebuah pusat latihan di Miri sedangkan harga pasaran hanya RM990sahaja.Jabatan Audit Negara33


Laporan Liputan Media Berkaitan LKAN 200821 October 2009 (Wednesday)Pengurusan Peralatan Pembelajaran Di Institut Latihan, Jabatan Tenaga Manusia - KementerianSumber ManusiaPaying RM28,500 More Than It’s WorthKUALA LUMPUR: Why did the Miri Industrial Training Institute (ILP) buy a pole platform for RM30,000when two similar institutions paid a little more than RM1,000 for it? Auditor-general Tan Sri AmbrinBuang said there was nearly RM28,500 difference between the prices and that paid by the Sandakanand Kepala Batas ILPs. This was among discrepancies pointed out in the auditor-general’s 2008report involving equipment bought by the manpower department of the Human Resource Ministry.He said the ministry had failed to compare the prices offered by the suppliers servicing their varioustraining centres across the country, overlooking such cases of blatant over-charging.The report pointed out that similar problems were discovered not only at ILPs but also at the AdvancedTechnology Training Centre and the Japan-Malaysia Technical Institute. Ambrin said between 2001and 2006, the ministry spent RM3.66 million on unused equipment on top of purchases not needed ornot fully used. Ambrin also rapped the ministry for approving contracts between 30 and 50 per centhigher than the ceiling value approved by the Finance Ministry.34Jabatan Audit Negara


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Liputan Laporan Media Berkaitan LKAN 200820 Oktober 2009 (Selasa)Pengurusan Sistem Perangkap Lampu Merah Berkamera Dan Pengeluaran Saman - KementerianDalam Negeri, Polis Diraja MalaysiaSistem Perangkap Lampu Merah Berkamera Gagal CapaiObjektifSISTEM Perangkap Lampu Merah Berkamera gagal mencapai objektif pemasangannya berikutankegagalan Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) mengatasi kelemahan pengurusan dan penyelenggaraanaset miliknya. Antara faktor penyumbang kegagalan itu ialah kelewatan pelantikan kontraktorpenyelenggaraan, tiada koordinasi antara agensi terbabit dengan kontraktor dilantik dan pihakberkuasa tempatan, selain kesukaran mendapatkan alat ganti, kekurangan anggota serta peruntukankewangan terhad.Berikutan itu, Ketua Audit Negara, Tan Sri Ambrin Buang, mengesyorkan satu mekanisme diwujudkanuntuk mengumpul data mengenai jumlah pelanggaran isyarat lampu merah dan kemalangan disetiap persimpangan jalan yang dipasang sistem berkenaan bagi mengukur keberkesanannya kearah mencapai objektif ditetapkan. “PDRM perlu memastikan sistem dipasang di lokasi sesuai dansentiasa berfungsi dengan baik. Bagi tujuan ini, pemantauan berterusan hendaklah dibuat bagimemastikan sistem ini diselenggara mengikut jadual ditetapkan, dengan setiap kerosakan harusdibaiki segera,” katanya.Kementerian Dalam Negeri (KDN) dan PDRM juga, katanya, perlu bekerjasama dengan pihakberkuasa tempatan (PBT) yang berkenaan untuk memastikan setiap aktiviti pembinaan danpelebaran jalan serta bangunan tidak menjejaskan sistem berkenaan. “Pengauditan mendapati perludisediakan anggota polis khusus untuk menguruskan sistem ini. Latihan juga perlu diberikan kepadamereka, khusus dalam penggunaan filem bagi memastikan tidak berlaku kerosakan rakaman yangmenjejaskan pengeluaran saman. “Mereka juga perlu menentukan norma masa bagi setiap prosesyang terbabit dari tarikh kesalahan dilakukan sehingga saman dikeluarkan untuk memastikan tiadakelewatan dalam pengeluaran saman,” katanya.Ambrin turut mencadangkan pemasangan sistem itu diperluaskan ke seluruh negara keranakeberkesanannya dalam penguatkuasaan undang-undang lalu lintas, selain banyak penjimatan.20 October 2009 (Tuesday)Pengurusan Sistem Perangkap Lampu Merah Berkamera Dan Pengeluaran Saman - KementerianDalam Negeri, Polis Diraja MalaysiaTraffic Light Cameras Not Up To MarkKUALA LUMPUR: The traffic light camera system, used to catch red light offenders in the act, ispoorly maintained and, in some cases, badly placed. Auditor-General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang saidpolice management of the system, supplied by ROBOT Visual Systems GmbH of Germany, wasunsatisfactory. Bought between 1993 and 1995 for RM8.98 million, the system encompasses 40working cameras, 110 dummy cameras, six film processors and six printers. The cameras wereinstalled at 56 intersections in six cities.In the 2008 Auditor-General’s Report, Ambrin said the equipment had not been fully deployed,malfunctioning equipment not fixed or maintained and summonses were not issued in an efficientmanner, while some equipment had been placed in non-strategic locations.Jabatan Audit Negara37


Laporan Liputan Media Berkaitan LKAN 2008The report recommended that:• a mechanism to collect data from the cameras be implemented;• the system be installed at strategic locations and maintained so that they function properly;• police work with local government and councils to ensure future road developments do not disturbthe system;• specific officers, trained to handle the film properly, be provided to manage the system;• a practical time frame on the issuance of summonses be set; and,• more information on the system be announced to increase road safety awareness.Ambrin said feedback received indicated the need for the system to beimplemented nationwide, but this would be on the condition that the police force improves itsmanagement and maintenance.38Jabatan Audit Negara


Liputan Laporan Media Berkaitan LKAN 200821 Oktober 2009 (Rabu)Pengurusan Sistem Perangkap Lampu Merah Berkamera Dan Pengeluaran Saman. - KementerianDalam Negeri, Polis Diraja MalaysiaLampu Merah Berkamera TersasarKUALA LUMPUR 21 Okt. – Pengurusan Sistem Perangkap Lampu Merah Berkamera yang digunakanoleh polis bagi mengurangkan kadar kemalangan di persimpangan jalan didapati kurang memuaskanhingga menyebabkan objektif utamanya tersasar jauh. Menurut Laporan Ketua Audit Negara, terdapatbeberapa kelemahan ketara yang menyebabkan sistem bernilai RM8.98 juta itu yang dipasang dienam buah bandar utama di negara ini gagal berfungsi sepenuhnya.Antaranya ialah:*Peralatan sistem tidak digunakan sepenuhnya.*Kerosakan peralatan sistem yang tidak diperbaiki dan diselenggara dengan sewajarnya.*Penempatan peralatan sistem di lokasi yang tidak sesuai.*Pengeluaran saman yang tidak diuruskan dengan cekap.Tambah laporan itu, prestasi sistem tersebut sebenarnya boleh dinilai melalui dua kaedah utama iaitupenurunan kes pelanggaran isyarat lampu merah dan penurunan kadar kemalangan. Bagaimanapunkatanya, sejak ia dipasang bermula tahun 2004, pihak polis langsung tidak mempunyai statistik bagikedua-dua kes itu sekali gus tidak dapat menentukan keberkesanan penggunaan sistem tersebut.Sehubungan itu, laporan tersebut mencadangkan kepada pihak polis supaya menyimpan datakemalangan yang berlaku di persimpangan jalan sama ada yang dipasang atau tidak dengan sistemperangkap berkenaan bagi memudahkan kerja-kerja perbandingan. Semakan Ketua Audit Negarajuga mendapati kelemahan penyenggaraan terhadap sistem itu juga menyumbang terhadap faktoria kurang berfungsi.Antara hasil penemuan itu ialah:*Peralatan sistem telah dibeli antara tempoh tahun 1993 dan 1995, tetapi pelantikan kontraktorpenyenggaraan hanya dibuat pada tahun 2000.*Terdapat kes kontraktor yang lewat menjalankan kerja-kerja penyenggaraan dengan alasan kesukaranuntuk mendapatkan alat ganti, sedangkan mengikut kontrak adalah menjadi tanggungjawab merekauntuk memastikan alat gantinya sentiasa ada. Berdasarkan perkiraan Ketua Audit Negara, jikaanggota polis berpangkat konstabel ditempatkan di 56 persimpangan jalan iaitu tiga anggota disetiap persimpangan bagi menggantikan sistem perangkap itu, kerajaan perlu menanggung bayaranemolumen bagi tiga tahun berjumlah RM12.32 juta.“Jumlah ini adalah lebih tinggi berbanding kos perolehan sistem perangkap setelah mengambil kirajangka hayatnya selama 20 tahun dan kos penyenggaraan sistem bagi tempoh tiga tahun yangberjumlah RM6.81 juta. “Mengambil kira perkiraan ini dan maklum balas tersebut, pada pandanganAudit, adalah wajar kerajaan menimbang untuk memperluaskan pemasangan sistem ini di lokasi laindi seluruh negara dengan syarat pihak polis meningkatkan keupayaan dari segi pengurusan danpenyenggaraan peralatan,” katanya.Jabatan Audit Negara39


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Liputan Laporan Media Berkaitan LKAN 200820 October 2009 (Tuesday)Pengurusan Bayaran Emolumen Bagi Anggota Perkhidmatan Awam - Pelbagai Kementerian DanJabatanRM1 Million Overpaid To Civil ServantsKUALA LUMPUR: Ministries and government departments have been guilty of miscalculatingemolument payments, in some cases overpaying to the tune of nearly RM1 million. Auditor-General TanSri Ambrin Buang said RM44.01 billion in emolument payments were made last year, and weaknessesin the payment system had resulted in civil servants being either shortchanged by up to RM220,000or overpaid by nearly RM950,000. Among the reasons for this was outdated service records, whichmade it difficult to properly calculate the amount payable to each of the nation’s more than one millioncivil servants. There were also numerous mistakes and carelessness in processing payments, a lackof coordination between divisions of the ministries and departments involved and weak monitoring ofthe retrieval of excess payments.Ambrin stressed that as the audit was based on samples, the discrepancies found would be muchhigher in a complete audit. Based on the samples taken by the Auditor-General’s Office, the policehold the highest record of incomplete personal and salary files with 221, followed by the DefenceMinistry with 180. The scope of the audit covered 11 ministries and departments and covered 2,951personal and salary files of government officers in various categories such as first appointments,transfers, promotions and unpaid leave, among others.20 Oktober 2009 (Selasa)Hanya 14 Syarikat Kerajaan Bayar Dividen 2005-2007KUALA LUMPUR 20 Okt. - Hanya 14 daripada 27 syarikat kerajaan yang memperoleh keuntunganbagi tempoh tahun 2005 hingga 2007 telah membayar dividen kepada kerajaan berjumlah RM72.21bilion. Menurut Laporan Ketua Audit Negara 2008 yang dikeluarkan di sini semalam, hanya empatsyarikat yang telah membayar dividen kepada kerajaan secara berterusan dalam tempoh tiga tahunitu.Syarikat itu adalah Amanah Raya Bhd., Petroliam Nasional Bhd. (Petronas), Percetakan NasionalMalaysia Bhd. dan Technology Park Malaysia Corporation Sdn. Bhd. Katanya, Petronas membayardividen terbesar kepada kerajaan iaitu sebanyak RM72 billion bagi tempoh tiga tahun tersebut.Menurut laporan itu, kerajaan mempunyai pelaburan berjumlah RM24.21 bilion dalam 99 syarikatberbanding tahun 2007 di mana ia mempunyai pelaburan berjumlah RM23.23 bilion dalam 99syarikat. Katanya, jumlah pendapatan bagi 48 syarikat pada tahun 2007 adalah berjumlah RM116.43bilion, yang menunjukkan penurunan 46.3 peratus berbanding RM216.72 bilion pada 2006.Pada tahun tersebut, menurut laporan itu, 27 syarikat memperoleh keuntungan sebelum cukaiberjumlah RM78 bilion manakala 21 syarikat yang lain mengalami kerugian berjumlah RM870 juta.Bagi tempoh 2005-2007, 11 syarikat telah memperoleh keuntungan sebelum cukai berturut-turutberjumlah RM218.56 bilion manakala lapan syarikat mengalami kerugian terkumpul RM1.27 bilion.Menurut laporan itu, syarikat-syarikat yang mengalami kerugian adalah terdiri daripada syarikatmasih baru ditubuhkan atau masih belum menjana hasil daripada operasi penubuhan syarikat yanghanya memenuhi kepentingan sosial ataupun sebagai kenderaan tujuan khas yang tidak bermotifkankeuntungan. - BERNAMAJabatan Audit Negara41


Laporan Liputan Media Berkaitan LKAN 200820 October 2009 (Tuesday)Not Much Progress Made In Financial ManagementReports by Annie Freeda Cruez, Alang Bendahara, Lydia Gomez and Joseph SipalanKUALA LUMPUR: Federal ministries and departments have not shown much progress in managingtheir finances last year. The auditor-general said while corrective measures had been taken toovercome certain weaknesses, they had not been carried out in a broad manner. The auditor-generalrecommended that heads of department inspect whether the weaknesses it had identified wererepeated elsewhere. The Federal Government had RM531.25 billion in funds last year comprisingloans, capital, trusts/deposits and private finance initiatives. Usage of funds, however, was RM532.79billion, which means the Federal Government experienced a deficit of RM1.54 billion.The report found several ministries and departments had spent without allocation or in excess oftheir allocations. It stated there were also those that did not spend the allocations approved for theirministries and departments. For example, a total of RM5.7 billion was spent without allocation lastyear against RM2.24 billion in 2007. The amount not spent was, however, lower at RM87.1 millionagainst RM101.8 million in 2007. An audit analysis discovered 522 cases of weaknesses in financialmanagement involving federal ministries and departments.The report highlighted weaknesses in the recovery of advances, noting that the schedule of repaymentsfor 29 advances totalling RM1.28 billion had not been prepared although the period for repaymentsended between 1992 and 2007. Delay in preparation of such schedules resulted in non-payment ofthe advances.All state governments have not repaid the advances extended to them according to schedule. Lastyear, 669 out of the 1,150 advances channelled to state governments had outstanding repaymentsof between one and 12 years. Out of the 73 advances extended, 44 companies had outstandingrepayments ranging between one and 19 years. Only seven of the 19 companies repaid theoutstanding amounts.42Jabatan Audit Negara


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