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Liputan Media Terhadap Aktiviti Kementerian/Jabatan/ Agensi Dan
Liputan Media Terhadap Aktiviti
Kementerian/Jabatan/ Agensi
Dan Pengurusan Syarikat
Kerajaan Persekutuan
Jabatan Audit Negara
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Pengendalian Kes Sivil Dan Pendakwaan Oleh Pejabat Penasihat Undang-Undang Negeri - JABATAN
PERDANA MENTERI, Jabatan Peguam Negara
Negeri Lewat Selesai Semakan Kes Sivil
Oleh Norfatimah Ahmad [email protected]
Jabatan Peguam Negara perlu tetap had pengendalian
KUALA LUMPUR: Pemantauan Jabatan Audit Negara antara September hingga Disember 2008
mendapati pejabat Penasihat Undang-Undang Negeri (PPUN) yang mengendalikan kes sivil
mengambil masa antara 183 hari untuk membuat semakan dan sehingga 1,149 hari bagi kes
pendakwaan. Antara faktor menyebabkan tempoh masa lama bagi menyelesaikan semakan terhadap
kes sivil dan pendakwaan adalah kesukaran untuk mendapatkan maklumat lengkap daripada agensi
penguat kuasa, beban kerja yang banyak kerana pegawai sama terbabit dengan tugasan lain, tiada
tempoh masa ditetapkan bagi menyelesaikan proses kerja yang tertentu dan kekerapan pertukaran
pegawai yang mengendalikan kes.
Berikutan
itu,
Ketua
Audit
Negara,
Tan
Sri
Ambrin
Buang
menyarankan
Jabatan
Peguam Negara supaya
mempertimbangkan
beberapa
langkah
termasuk
memastikan
PPUN
menyelesaikan
proses kerja berkaitan
mengikut tempoh yang
ditetapkan
Kaedah
Mahkamah Tinggi 1980,
Kaedah
Mahkamah
Rendah 1980 dan Akta
Had Masa 1953. “Bagi
proses kerja yang tempoh
masa tidak ditetapkan,
Jabatan Peguam Negara
perlu
menetapkan
tempoh bagi memastikan
PPUN
mematuhinya.
“Kedudukan
jawatan
PPUN
juga
perlu
dikaji
semula
bagi
menyesuaikannya
dengan beban kerja
yang sentiasa meningkat,
selain menyeragamkan
sistem
pengurusan
maklumat untuk diterima
pakai semua PPUN,”
katanya.
Ambrin
berkata,
puratanya,
seorang
Pegawai
UndangUndang (PUU) di Unit
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Penasihat/Guaman PPUN perlu mengendalikan antara tujuh hingga 105 kes sivil setahun, seperti
mana yang berlaku di Pulau Pinang. “Pada masa sama, pegawai berkenaan dikehendaki menjalankan
tugas lain seperti memberi nasihat kepada kerajaan negeri berkaitan perundangan serta menyemak
atau menggubal undang-undang berkaitan yang menyebabkan proses semakan kes sivil mengambil
masa diselesaikan,” katanya.
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20 Oktober 2009 (Selasa)
Pengurusan Taksiran Cukai Pendapatan Individu Berpendapatan Penggajian Di Bawah Sistem Taksir
Sendiri - Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri
LHDN Lewat Bayar Balik RM648.70j Lebihan Cukai
Jumlah pegawai, beban kerja di unit pungutan perlu selaras
KUALA LUMPUR: Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri (LHDN) lewat membayar balik sejumlah RM648.70
juta kepada pembayar cukai antara 10 hari hingga dua tahun bagi kes manual dan hingga setahun
bagi kes e-Filing. Jumlah membabitkan 421 transaksi yang disemak itu merangkumi 231 atau 54.5
peratus transaksi membabitkan 821 kes di mana lebihan cukai pendapatan lewat dibayar balik. Ketua
Audit Negara, Tan Sri Ambrin Buang, berkata kelewatan itu antaranya disebabkan pembangunan
Sistem Taksir Sendiri (STS) untuk memproses Borang Nyata Cukai Pendapatan dilaksanakan secara
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berperingkat, maklumat atau dokumen yang dikemukakan pembayar cukai tidak lengkap atau diragui
dan ketidakupayaan LHDN menangani masalah ini disebabkan pegawai bertanggungjawab perlu
menguruskan tugas lain.
“LHDN perlu mematuhi tempoh penyelesaian kes pembayaran balik lebihan cukai pendapatan yang
ditetapkan Piagam Pelanggannya bagi meningkatkan sistem penyampaiannya dan antara langkah
berkesan adalah dengan mengkaji semula bilangan pegawai yang sebenarnya diperlukan untuk
mengurus pembayaran balik lebihan cukai pendapatan di setiap cawangan atau unit pungutan
supaya ia diselaras dengan beban kerja,” katanya dalam Laporan Ketua Audit Negara 2008 yang
dikeluarkan di sini semalam.
Ambrin berkata, pada masa sama, pembayar cukai juga wajib memastikan maklumat taksiran, baucar
dividen asal lengkap dan lebihan bayaran cukai pendapatan bagi tahun taksiran tertentu ditolak
hutang 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 lebihan
cukai pendapatan bagi tempoh 2006 hingga 2008, LHDN selesai menyemak 1,788,106 kes atau 97.5
peratus, manakala 20,212 kes sedang disemak dan 25,776 kes lagi belum dibuat semakan. “Sejumlah
RM18.22 bilion bayaran balik lebihan cukai pendapatan dicatatkan membabitkan 1,219,653 kes atau
68.2 peratus antara tempoh 2006 hingga 2008,” katanya.
Mengenai ketidaktepatan maklumat dalam Borang BE, katanya, semakan Audit mendapati 1,198
borang bagi tahun taksiran 2005 hingga 2007 di enam cawangan iaitu Jalan Duta, Cheras, Kuala
Terengganu, Kuantan, Seremban dan Kuching silap diisi seperti tuntutan jumlah pelepasan,
pendapatan bercukai, pelepasan bagi anak kurang 18 tahun, perkiraan cukai yang perlu dibayar dan
rebat cukai individu. “Ketidaktepatan maklumat ini melewatkan proses mengemas kini status jumlah
cukai dikenakan kepada pembayar cukai, mengakibatkan perkiraan cukai perlu dibayar atau dibayar
balik tidak tepat dan peningkatkan kes yang perlu diaudit Unit Audit Meja,” katanya.
20 October 2009 (Tuesday)
Pengurusan Taksiran Cukai Pendapatan Individu Berpendapatan Penggajian Di Bawah Sistem Taksir
Sendiri - Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri
Board Under Fire For Late Tax Refunds
KUALA LUMPUR: The auditor-general took the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) to task for late settlement
of some RM648.7 million in tax refunds between 2006 and last year. Tan Sri Ambrin Buang, in his
report, said the delay ranged from 10 days to two years for manually-filed statements and up to a year
for those who used e-filing. He said while there were various factors that contributed to the delays, a
major reason was poor staff allocation to match workload. “The IRB needs to study the actual number
of staff needed to manage tax returns at each collection branch or unit so that it is in line with the
workload.”
The report stated that IRB must stick to the time given to settle tax refunds as set in its customer
charter to improve its delivery system. Ambrin stressed the customer charter must also be “clear
and specific” as to procedures related to tax refunds. He said taxpayers must be informed of their
responsibility to follow what was required of them when filing their taxes to avoid future delays. The
report also highlighted 16 cases where IRB wrongly gave more than RM2 million in tax refunds. Of
the cases, four involved company transactions worth RM2.33 million while the rest involved individual
transactions worth RM11,721.
Ambrin said IRB must take immediate steps to recover the excess refunds. He said to make sure
such incidents did not happen again, the board needed to create a common format so all branches
could prepare uniform tax returns. Ambrin pointed out that IRB also needed to prepare annual reports
for 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 per
cent of the cases, with 20,212 still being processed and another 25,776 pending.
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Wednesday October 21, 2009
Pengurusan Taksiran Cukai Pendapatan Individu Berpendapatan Penggajian Di Bawah Sistem Taksir
Sendiri - Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri
RM649mil Excess Tax Refunded Late
Reports By Zulkifli Abd Rahman, Sira Habibu, Tan Sin Chow, Manjit Kaur, And Lester Kong
THE Inland Revenue Board was late in refunding a total of RM648.70mil in excess tax payments to
taxpayers between 2006 and last year. The delay, according to the Auditor-General’s Report, was
between 10 days and two years for those wo filed their returns manually and up to one year for those
who 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 made
to the Self-Assessment System, incomplete or inaccurate information provided by the taxpayers and
the 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 for
those doing manual or postal filings or one month for those carrying out e-filing. “Of 424 transactions
checked, 54.5% of them involving RM648.70mil in excess tax payments were not returned to the
taxpayers for a period of between 10 days and two years for manual filings and up to one year
for e-filings,” the report said. In the Auditor-General feedback report, the IRB explained that it had
supplied a tax payments guideline which was included in the IRB website to avoid delays.
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19 October 2009 (Monday)
Projek Landasan Berkembar Elektrik Antara Rawang Dan Ipoh - Kementerian Pengangkutan
Auditor General Wants DRB-Hicom Fined RM80.88m
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 19, 2009) : Auditor General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang wants
the Transport Ministry to fine DRB-Hicom Bhd RM80.88 million (RM164,727 a
day) for its failure to complete the Rawang-Ipoh electrified double tracking
project on time. He said in his 2008 A-G’s Report the cost of the project escaled
by RM1.43 billion from its original cost of RM5.77 billion due to weaknesses like
late completion, equipment bought more than what was needed and purchase of
trains not coordinated with infrastructure development.
Ambrin said the project was implemented through two packages, namely
infrastructure package with DRB-Hicom as the main contractor and system
package with Mitsui-MTS Konsortium as the lead contractor. He said the
weaknesses in the project resulted in the project objectives not fully met and the government also
most likely to bear part of the losses estimated at RM1.14 billion.
Ambrin Buang
“This is because, according to the agreement between DRB-Hicom and the government, the maximum
liability which could be claimed from the contractor is only at RM257.99 million.” He added that the
ministry or Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd must ensure that all damages were repaired by the contractor
within the defect liability period to avoid the government from having to bear the repair costs.
Monday October 19, 2009
Projek Landasan Berkembar Elektrik Antara Rawang Dan Ipoh - Kementerian Pengangkutan
Govt May Have To Bear Part Of RM1.14bil Rail Double-Tracking
Loss
KUALA LUMPUR: The government may have to bear part of the RM1.14bil loss in the 179km rail
double-tracking contract between Rawang and Ipoh as the project was poorly managed. An audit
of the project carried out from August 2008 to January 2009 identified several weaknesses in its
implementation such as the delay, and the procurement of extra equipment and coaches not keeping
in with the specifications causing the infrastructure to be not fully optimised. “As the project was
not properly managed, it did not meet the objective of its implementation,” according to the Auditor
General’s Report 2008. The report feels that the Transport Ministry should have taken firm action
against the project manager, Syarikat Kinta SamuderaOpus Consortium (KSOpus) for not allegedly
not 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. There
was no proof that that the Transport Ministry had reprimanded the project manager and informed the
Finance Ministry nor proof that it had provided quarterly reports on the project manager’s performance
as required by the Treasury Circular No. 8 year 2006. The report said that the full amount of the losses
could not be claimed from the original contractor, DRBHicom Berhad as its maximum liability was
only 10 per cent of the contract or RM257.99mil. DRBHicom could not complete the infrastructural
package by Dec 10, 2003 as it merely completed 76.8 percent of the project before its contract was
terminated 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 the
project as scheduled,” it added.
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DRBHicom’s failure had prompted the government to appoint another contractor to complete the
remaining 22.4 percent of the project by appointing UEM Construction Sdn Bhd (UEMC) as the
main contractor through direct negotiation by awarding a cost-plus contract worth RM772.05mil in
June 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, the
construction of rail stations were satisfactory except for the roof of a pedestrian bridge connecting
two 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 track
between KL Sentral and Ipoh in December 2008. Instead, they were powered by diesel. “A RM240mil
allocation was sought under the Eight Malaysia Plan (8MP) to buy six electric train sets (ETs) but
only RM20mil was approved. “Only in the Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP), RM249.6 mil was approved for
the purchase,” it said. On the 10 Automatic Fare Collection System (AFCs) worth RM54.43mil, the
report said only five stations in Serendah, Batang Kali, Rasa, Kuala Kubu Baru and Tanjung Malim
were fixed with the AFCS while the remaining AFCS were stored in Kuala Kubu Baru, Behrang and
Slim River. “The weaknesses in planning and the failure in coordinating the AFCS procurement had
actually 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 Pengangkutan
Call To Fine DRB-Hicom RM80.88m
KUALA LUMPUR: The auditor-general has recommended that the Transport Ministry fine DRB-Hicom
Bhd RM80.88 million for failing to complete the double-tracking project from Rawang to Ipoh on
time. Tan Sri Ambrin Buang said the company had been fined RM18.43 million for damages incurred
between 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 said
the 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 exceeded
what was needed and the procurement of trains was not done according to the development of
infrastructure.
Ambrin said because of this, the project could not be completed on time and it was likely that the
government would have to bear part of the losses. He said the ministry should ensure that the appointed
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contractor repaired all defects so that the government would not have to incur the cost. “The ministry
should also take stern action against project managers who fail to carry out their responsibilities by
reporting 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 distributed
to commuter stations which were in need of such systems. The project’s infrastructure work was
awarded to DRB-Hicom in 2000 but it was terminated after the ministry found that only 76 per cent
of the work had been completed by Dec 10, 2003. The project was subsequently awarded to UEM
Construction Sdn Bhd.
Tuesday October 20, 2009
Projek Landasan Berkembar Elektrik Antara Rawang Dan Ipoh - Kementerian Pengangkutan
DRB-Hicom May Have To Pay Sum Over Terminated Project
PETALING JAYA: The Government can demand for compensation from DRB-Hicom Bhd for the
estimated RM1.14bil loss over the Ipoh-Rawang double track railway. According to the AuditorGeneral’s Report 2008, 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. The project was subsequently delivered by UEM Construction Sdn Bhd.
As such, the Government should provide a certificate showing clearly the total cost incurred to
complete the entire package, such as the amount paid to DRB-Hicom, the cost to be paid to UEM
Construction and other monies involved. Any difference between the cost to complete the project
and its original amount should be claimed from DRB-Hicom, the original contractor. Based on the
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auditors’ calculation, the Government suffered an estimated RM1.14bil loss. The report proposed that
the 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 the
maximum 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 original
contract value – RM4.34bil. Audit check found that the cost overrun was because the government
had agreed to pay a sum of RM425mil to DRB-Hicom for additional renovation works after the
company forwarded an appeal with justifications to the then prime minister. The Finance Ministry
approved to pay the sum through an amicable settlement on April 20, 2006. And, as of December
2008, RM371.78mil had been paid to DRB-Hicom. Earlier, DRB-Hicom had demanded RM808.68mil
from the Government to bear the cost of renovation works.
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Friday October 23, 2009
Projek Landasan Berkembar Elektrik Antara Rawang Dan Ipoh - Kementerian Pengangkutan
It’s RM1.14bil
OUR report on Tuesday on the Auditor-General telling the Government that it can seek compensation
for losses incurred over the Ipoh-Rawang double tracking project, was mistakenly headlined as “Govt
can 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 Pengangkutan
PAC Siasat Projek Landasan Berkembar Rawang-Ipoh
KUALA LUMPUR 29 Okt. – Jawatankuasa Kira-kira Awam (PAC) akan meminta Kementerian
Pengangkutan memberi penjelasan berhubung peningkatan kos pembinaan landasan berkembar
elektrik 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 Negara
2008 mendedahkan pengurusan yang lemah menjadi punca kos pembinaan projek itu meningkat.
Katanya, kementerian itu antara pihak terawal yang akan dipanggil PAC selain beberapa kontraktor
dan syarikat milik kerajaan (GLC) yang terlibat untuk memberi penjelasan mengenai perkara itu.
“Ketua Pengarah Audit Negara, Tan Sri Ambrin Buang memberi penjelasan mengenai laporan audit
itu semalam dan kami akan fokus kepada kes besar terutama projek landasan berkembar RawangIpoh. “Kami hendak tahu apa yang sebenarnya berlaku sehingga kos projek boleh meningkat pada
tahap itu,” katanya kepada pemberita ketika ditemui di lobi Parlimen hari ini.
Mengikut Laporan Ketua Audit 2008 yang dikeluarkan sebelum ini, projek landasan berkembar
Rawang-Ipoh sepanjang 179 kilometer itu mengalami peningkatan kos sehingga RM1.43 yang
disebabkan pengurusan yang lemah. Azmi berkata, PAC juga sedang meneliti beberapa lagi perkara
lain berdasarkan kepada Laporan Audit Negara 2008 yang dikeluarkan baru-baru ini. “Ada lagi
perkara yang diumumkan Jabatan Audit Negara yang kami sedang tengok dan ada yang pihak polis
sedang siasat, itu biar ia dijalankan,” katanya.
Katanya, masalah yang dikesan melalui laporan itu adalah masalah yang sama dan berulang kali
berlaku di dalam jabatan dan agensi kerajaan serta kerajaan-kerajaan negeri. “Kami bimbang
mengenai perkara ini kerana macam-macam yang kerajaan sudah lakukan tetapi masalahnya sama
juga, tidak berubah,” ujarnya.
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Friday October 30, 2009
Projek Landasan Berkembar Elektrik Antara Rawang Dan Ipoh - Kementerian Pengangkutan
PAC To Probe RM1.14bil Losses In Railway Project
THE Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will look into the Ipoh-Rawang double track railway project
and several other cases highlighted in the Auditor-General’s Report. Its chairman Datuk Seri Azmi
Khalid said the double track railway project in which the Government lost RM1.14bil was identified
as 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 said
officials from Transport Ministry, contractors and government-linked corporations would be hauled up
for questioning.“We will list the names by next week and draw up a schedule.” “Year in, year out, the
A-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. It
was also reported that the Government can demand compensation from DRB-Hicom Bhd for the
losses 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 IpohRawang double track railway project, was terminated due to its failure to complete the package. The
project was subsequently delivered by UEM Construction Sdn Bhd.
Friday November 6, 2009
Projek Landasan Berkembar Elektrik Antara Rawang Dan Ipoh - Kementerian Pengangkutan
RM6bil Ipoh-Rawang Track Plan Has Cost Overrun Reaching
RM1.14bil
By LEE YUK PENG
KUALA LUMPUR: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is now set to probe the RM6bil IpohRawang 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 the
probe and shortlisting those who will be called up in the inquiry. He told The Star yesterday that the
double track railway project, which was highlighted in the Auditor-General’s (A-G) 2008 report, was
a handful of cases that the PAC would probe. “I will discuss with the Auditor-General to see which
case is more urgent to probe. “The Ipoh-Rawang double track railway is one of them due to its cost
overrun stretching over RM1bil,’’ he said, adding that the committee would meet soon to discuss
details 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 former
Port Klang Authority (PKA) general manager Datin Paduka O.C. Phang be investigated for criminal
breach of trust. Asked why the committee plan-ned to probe another project under the Transport
Ministry, Azmi said it was not the ministry that was being targeted but big projects which incurred
huge losses. “The public is asking questions on losses incurred and we have to do our job,’’ he
stressed, adding that the A-G highlighted cases of mismanagement every year and cost overruns but
there seemed to be no improvement.
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Azmi was reported to have said last week that the PAC wanted to know if there was deliberate
negligence or oversights which resulted in the cost overrun of the rail project. PAC deputy chairman
Dr Tan Seng Giaw, when contacted, said the Rawang-Ipoh double track project was chosen as it
was a huge contract which had resulted in huge losses. “We were promised rail service with a speed
of 160km per hour but the speed now is only 80km per hour,’’ he said. According to the latest audit
report, the government may have to bear part of the RM1.14bil loss in the 179km double-tracking rail
project as it was poorly managed. The rail project, which was worth RM4.34bil, is the main West Coast
line that enables KTM Bhd to run trains between Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh. The infrastructure works
component 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 RM1.9bil
supported by its principal sub-contractor, Siemens-Balfour Beatty Consortium. The contract between
DRB-Hicom and the Government was signed on April 2, 2001. There were four main subcontractors
appointed for the project - namely Emrail Sdn Bhd for trackwork, Perspec Prime (M) Sdn Bhd for
civil works, IJM Corp Bhd for the construction of stations and UEM Construction Sdn Bhd for the
construction of bridges.
The project however suffered problems which caused numerous delays, resulting in the government
terminating the contract with DRB-Hicom and appointing UEM Construction Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of
UEM (M) Bhd, to take over the project from 1 June 2005. At that stage, DRB-HICOM had completed
about 88% of the rail project. DRB-Hicom had said that one of the main causes of the delays was a
dispute over a variation order and losses and expenses with the government. Although there were
threats of litigation, the matter was submitted for arbitration and was finally settled in May 2006
with the government paying DRB-Hicom a sum of RM425mil. Mitsui had also submitted a claim for
compensation for being unable to carry out the electrification part of the project because of the
delays to civil works with the government settling on an undisclosed sum in December 2006.
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Thursday November 12, 2009
Projek Landasan Berkembar Elektrik Antara Rawang Dan Ipoh - Kementerian Pengangkutan
Parliament: Nazri Confirms MACC Probe On Rail Project
KUALA LUMPUR: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz confirmed
that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is launching a probe on the RM6bil IpohRawang electrification and double-track rail project, which had incurred a cost overrun reaching
RM1.14bil. “The MACC has informed me that they will investigate the case based on the Public
Accounts Committee (PAC) inquiry on the matter. “There is no dispute between the PAC and the
MACC’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 scope
of the probe and shortlisting those who would be called up for the inquiry. According to the latest
Auditor-General’s report, the Government may have to bear part of the RM1.14bil loss in the 179km
double-tracking rail project as it was poorly managed. The rail project, which was worth RM4.34bil, is
the main West Coast line that enables KTM Bhd to run trains between Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh.
20 October 2009 (Tuesday)
Penyenggaraan Bangunan Sekolah - Kementerian Pelajaran
Malaysia
Shoddy Maintenance Compromises School Safety
KUALA LUMPUR: Maintenance work in schools has not been carried out thoroughly and this has
caused several buildings and infrastructure to be unsafe. The 2008 Auditor-General’s report showed
that although the Education Ministry had engaged the services of 47 private consultants in a contract
worth 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 before
disbursing payment to them (the contractors).
Auditor-General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang said the ministry did not thoroughly examine the performance
of the consultants and had not set aside enough money and technical support staff for maintenance
work. He said the ministry should allocate enough money to carry out preventive and corrective
maintenance on all schools, while both the ministry and the Public Works Department must prepare
a 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 someone
with 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 completed
and if it was committed by a government officer, disciplinary action must be taken or a surcharge had
to be imposed. “If it involves a consultant, then the company should be blacklisted and the offence
reported to its governing body,” Ambrin said.
Other recommendations include placing all maintenance work under one unit for better management
and planning, conducting market research to ensure that the government gets value for money, and
financial-management training be given to those involved in the projects. The Higher Education
Ministry, meanwhile, must ensure that specialised equipment bought for courses in community
colleges were suitable for the subjects they were for. Ambrin said the audit found that certain
equipment required by these colleges were either delivered late or not at all by the supplier; the items
were bought in excess, not used or unsuitable; or they were paid for but not tested.
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“The ministry should get views from lecturers before buying
equipment so that they are is suitable.” He said they must ensure that
undelivered items were supplied to the colleges immediately, while
extra equipment could be distributed to other colleges that might
need them. Meanwhile, the report also revealed that the Kepala Batas
Mara boarding school in Penang for high-achievers from rural areas,
had been occupied since April 2007 before receiving its certificate of
fitness.The school was planned under the Eighth Malaysia Plan at a
cost of RM47 million.
21 Oktober 2009 (Rabu)
Penyenggaraan Bangunan Sekolah - Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia
JPN Kelantan Tidak Terlibat
KOTA BHARU 21 Okt. - Jabatan Pelajaran Negeri (JPN) Kelantan
menafikan ia terlibat dalam isu pembelian anak pokok dengan harga
yang dikatakan begitu tinggi berbanding harga pasaran. Jabatan itu
menjelaskan, tawaran tender bagi program penanaman anak pokok
di pekarangan sekolah diuruskan oleh Bahagian Pembangunan
Kementerian Pelajaran pada tahun 2008. Dalam satu kenyataan
ringkas kepada Utusan Malaysia di sini petang ini, jabatan itu
menjelaskan projek yang dimaksudkan hanya di Sekolah Kebangsaan
Bukit Jawa 2.
‘’Ia melibatkan harga yang ditentukan oleh pihak konsultan bagi kerja
membekal, menanam, menyenggara, merawat dan lain-lain yang
berkaitan,” ujar kenyataan itu. Kenyataan itu dikeluarkan dengan
merujuk laporan Utusan Malaysia hari ini bahawa Pengarah JPN
Kelantan diarah mengemukakan laporan mengenai pembelian 89
anak pokok berharga RM37,450 bagi sebuah sekolah menengah
sedangkan harga pasaran cuma RM5,885. Ia memetik Ketua
Pengarah Pelajaran, Tan Sri Alimuddin Mohd. Dom yang mahu laporan
diserahkan secepat mungkin untuk diteliti serta dibuat siasatan.
Arahan Alimuddin itu sebagai reaksi daripada pendedahan Laporan
Ketua Audit Negara yang diedarkan di Dewan Rakyat yang mula
bersidang kelmarin. JPN Kelantan menjelaskan, sekolah-sekolah
menengah di negeri ini tidak mempunyai kaitan dengan isu pemberian
tender bagi penanaman anak-anak pokok itu. Selain JPN Kelantan,
jabatan itu juga menegaskan, Pejabat Pelajaran Daerah (PPD) tidak
terlibat dengan penawaran bagi projek berkenaan. Bagaimanapun
jabatan itu tidak menyebut sama ada laporan mengenai isu berkenaan
telah disiapkan dan dihantar kepada kementerian.
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Friday October 23, 2009
Penyenggaraan Bangunan Sekolah - Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia
Award Jobs Through Open Tenders, Says Puad
KUALA LUMPUR: The award of government contracts via direct submission of quotations by
companies should be stopped to avoid price manipulation and wastage. Deputy Education Minister
Datuk Dr Puad Zakarshi said if the practice was not abolished, the same issue would persist and
continuously be highlighted by the Auditor-General. Instead, he said, contracts should be awarded
via 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 RM60,000
or between 470% and 880% more than the market price in SK Bukit Jawa , Pasir Puteh, Kelantan. Dr
Puad said the cost was justified because the package included the cost of seeds, tree planting and
maintainence. “The issue does not arise as we have received a report relating to the matter from the
state 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 animation
programme called “Boo & Me” here yesterday.
Dr Puad said office equipment and paraphernalia bought through quotations submission was
relatively more expensive than those purchased in bulk directly from shops which even offer them at
discounted prices.
19 October 2009 (Monday)
Projek Pembinaan Hospital Pekan, Pahang - Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia
Auditor General Slams Pekan Hospital Project
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 19, 2009) : Several government projects were slammed by
Auditor-General (A-G) Tan Sri Ambrin Buang in the 2008 A-G’s Report released
to MPs. The projects include a finding by the audit that the construction of Pekan
Hospital in Pahang, costing RM96.45 million, was less satisfactory resulting in
not only government incurring losses but also the public not being able to use its
facilities.
In its report on the activities of ministries or departments and management of
federal government companies, Ambrin said among others, it was found that
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the Certificate of Practical Completion (CPC) had been issued while works were
still going on and equipment not adequately supplied by contractors. The delay
in project completion resulted in an increase in cost, construction works which are unsuitable or no
quality 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 conditions
and contract specifications. “The PWD should not issue the CPC until work has been completed and
equipment adequately supplied. For equipment received after issuance of CPC, yet to be delivered
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until 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 ensure
the hospital could operate efficiently. He also wants the ministry to expedite the operations in the
hospital’s rehabilitation unit and pharmacy so that the equipment could be fully optimised. Ambrin
also urged the ministry to take immediate action to collect the fine imposed on ambulance suppliers
who have been late in supplying two of the units.
Tuesday October 20, 2009
Projek Pembinaan Hospital Pekan, Pahang - Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia
Extra RM10m And Three Years To Finish Hospital
IT 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 Works
Department (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 terms
and specifications of the contract could be enforced to protect the interests of the Government. The
contract stated that the construction which started on Sept 2, 2000 was to be completed in a span
of 30 months or 913 days. The A-G report said several construction defects were found around the
hospital building, which had since been repaired and its cost borne by the contractor. “Audit checks
found 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 report
said.
Other checks by the A-G found numerous instruments in the hospital were still left unused, said
the report. This included pathology, rehabilitation, pharmaceutical and sterilisation tools. “The list of
unused equipment has been identified through a detailed discussion by those involved,” the A-G
report stated; saying the PWD has suggested that the unused instruments to be given to hospitals
that need it. The A-G concluded in its report saying that the numerous problems regarding the
project is caused by the incompetency and carelessness on the those managing and supervising the
construction. “This has caused the Government to face losses that could have been avoided,” the
report added.
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24 Oktober 2009 (Sabtu)
Projek Pembinaan Hospital Pekan, Pahang - Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia
Hospital Pekan Bukan Lagi ‘Projek Sakit’
PEKAN 24 Okt. - Masalah ketidakcekapan pengurusan dan pembinaan Hospital Pekan di sini yang
dilaporkan dalam Laporan Audit 2008 telah diatasi sepenuhnya sejak setahun lalu, kata Menteri
Kesihatan, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. Sehubungan itu, tegasnya, projek pembinaan Hospital Pekan
bukan lagi dikategorikan sebagai ‘projek sakit’ sebagaimana yang didakwa sesetengah pihak.
Menurut beliau, laporan tersebut merupakan masalah pembinaan yang dialami pada 2003 tetapi kini
ia telah diatasi selepas kontraktor baru mengambil alih projek tersebut. ‘’Hospital itu telah beroperasi
sejak setahun lalu dan laporan audit itu adalah laporan mengenai kelewatan yang berlaku pada
2003,” katanya.
Beliau berkata demikian kepada pemberita selepas menghadiri istiadat pengurniaan darjah-darjah
kebesaran sempena Ulang Tahun Keputeraan Sultan Pahang Ke-79 di Istana Abu Bakar di sini
hari ini. Beliau mengulas Laporan Audit 2008 yang mendapati pelaksanaan projek pembangunan
Hospital Pekan menghadapi banyak masalah disebabkan ketidakcekapan dan kecuaian pihak yang
mengurus serta memantau pembinaan hospital tersebut termasuk dari segi alat kelengkapan.
Ketua Audit Negara, Tan Sri Ambrin Buang berkata, projek tersebut kurang memuaskan kerana
terdapat beberapa kelemahan yang bukan sahaja menyebabkan kerugian kepada kerajaan malah
kepada orang awam berikutan kemudahan yang disediakan tidak dapat dimanfaatkan. Kata beliau,
antara kelemahannya ialah masih ada kerja yang belum disiapkan sepenuhnya dan peralatan
tidak dibekalkan dengan sempurna oleh pihak pemaju sedangkan Sijil Perakuan Siap Kerja telah
dikeluarkan.
Mengulas lanjut, Tiong Lai memberitahu, pihaknya sedang memantau kualiti pembinaan dan
pengurusan Hospital Pekan dari semasa ke semasa supaya tidak timbul sebarang masalah pada
masa akan datang. Menurutnya, kelewatan pembinaan hospital tersebut berpunca daripada
kegagalan kontraktor asalnya meneruskan projek berkenaan. ‘’Projek ini sepatutnya siap dalam
tempoh tiga tahun tetapi terpaksa dilewatkan sehingga enam tahun,” jelasnya. Mengulas Bajet 2010
yang 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 klinik
kesihatan komuniti 1Malaysia bermula tahun hadapan. Katanya, klinik tersebut akan beroperasi
selama 12 jam bermula pukul 10 pagi setiap hari. ‘’Rakyat akan mendapat lebih kemudahan apabila
klinik kesihatan komuniti 1Malaysia ini dibina di kawasan yang dekat dengan kawasan perumahan,”
katanya.
Wednesday October 28, 2009
Projek Pembinaan Hospital Pekan, Pahang - Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia
Hospital Finally Complete After A Three-Year Delay
PEKAN: Shortcomings in the Pekan Hospital construction highlighted in the Auditor-General’s report
had been solved, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. He said that since the delay in
project completion was no longer an issue and the construction defects had been rectified, it should
no longer be regarded as a “sick project.”
“The AG’s report was based on the construction problems encountered in 2003. “The project was
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completed by a new contractor and the hospital began operation one year ago,” he told reporters
after an investiture ceremony in conjunction with the Sultan of Pahang’s 79th birthday celebration at
Istana Abu Bakar here.
The 2008 AG report said it took nearly an extra RM10mil and a delay of more than three years to
complete the Pekan Hospital and numerous instruments in the hospital were still left unused. —
Bernama
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Friday October 23, 2009
Pengurusan Aktiviti Pencegahan Dan Kawalan Penyakit Demam Denggi - Kementerian Kesihatan
Malaysia
Mortality Rate For Dengue Rose
THE Health Ministry was unsuccessful in reducing the mortality rate for dengue cases due to the lack
of 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 the
spread of dengue, the number of deaths due to dengue increased each year. A total of 49,335 cases
of dengue were recorded with 112 deaths last year. In 2006, the dengue cases stood at 38,556 with
92 deaths. Factors contributing to the increase included the lack of financial resources and limited
manpower to initiate prevention activities.
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21 Oktober 2009 (Rabu)
Pengurusan Peralatan Pembelajaran Di Institut Latihan, Jabatan Tenaga Manusia - Kementerian
Sumber Manusia
Menteri Arah KSU Siasat
KUALA LUMPUR 21 Okt. - Menteri Sumber Manusia, Datuk Dr. S. Subramaniam mengarahkan
siasatan dibuat terhadap pembelian ‘pole platform’ untuk sebuah pusat latihan di Miri pada harga
RM30,510 sedangkan harga pasaran cuma RM990. Beliau turut meminta siasatan dijalankan
terhadap 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 yang
terlibat. ‘’Saya sangat prihatin dengan laporan Ketua Audit Negara itu dan telah mengarahkan
KSU menjalankan siasatan terperinci mengenainya hari ini,’’ katanya kepada Utusan Malaysia di
sini semalam. Beliau berkata demikian sebagai mengulas laporan Ketua Audit Negara 2008 yang
menyebut Kementerian Sumber Manusia telah menggunakan sebanyak RM30,510 untuk membeli
sebuah ‘pole platform’ bagi sebuah pusat latihan di Miri sedangkan harga pasaran hanya RM990
sahaja.
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21 October 2009 (Wednesday)
Pengurusan Peralatan Pembelajaran Di Institut Latihan, Jabatan Tenaga Manusia - Kementerian
Sumber Manusia
Paying RM28,500 More Than It’s Worth
KUALA LUMPUR: Why did the Miri Industrial Training Institute (ILP) buy a pole platform for RM30,000
when two similar institutions paid a little more than RM1,000 for it? Auditor-general Tan Sri Ambrin
Buang said there was nearly RM28,500 difference between the prices and that paid by the Sandakan
and Kepala Batas ILPs. This was among discrepancies pointed out in the auditor-general’s 2008
report 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 various
training 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 Advanced
Technology Training Centre and the Japan-Malaysia Technical Institute. Ambrin said between 2001
and 2006, the ministry spent RM3.66 million on unused equipment on top of purchases not needed or
not fully used. Ambrin also rapped the ministry for approving contracts between 30 and 50 per cent
higher than the ceiling value approved by the Finance Ministry.
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Pengurusan Sistem Perangkap Lampu Merah Berkamera Dan Pengeluaran Saman - Kementerian
Dalam Negeri, Polis Diraja Malaysia
Sistem Perangkap Lampu Merah Berkamera Gagal Capai
Objektif
SISTEM Perangkap Lampu Merah Berkamera gagal mencapai objektif pemasangannya berikutan
kegagalan Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) mengatasi kelemahan pengurusan dan penyelenggaraan
aset miliknya. Antara faktor penyumbang kegagalan itu ialah kelewatan pelantikan kontraktor
penyelenggaraan, tiada koordinasi antara agensi terbabit dengan kontraktor dilantik dan pihak
berkuasa tempatan, selain kesukaran mendapatkan alat ganti, kekurangan anggota serta peruntukan
kewangan terhad.
Berikutan itu, Ketua Audit Negara, Tan Sri Ambrin Buang, mengesyorkan satu mekanisme diwujudkan
untuk mengumpul data mengenai jumlah pelanggaran isyarat lampu merah dan kemalangan di
setiap persimpangan jalan yang dipasang sistem berkenaan bagi mengukur keberkesanannya ke
arah mencapai objektif ditetapkan. “PDRM perlu memastikan sistem dipasang di lokasi sesuai dan
sentiasa berfungsi dengan baik. Bagi tujuan ini, pemantauan berterusan hendaklah dibuat bagi
memastikan sistem ini diselenggara mengikut jadual ditetapkan, dengan setiap kerosakan harus
dibaiki segera,” katanya.
Kementerian Dalam Negeri (KDN) dan PDRM juga, katanya, perlu bekerjasama dengan pihak
berkuasa tempatan (PBT) yang berkenaan untuk memastikan setiap aktiviti pembinaan dan
pelebaran jalan serta bangunan tidak menjejaskan sistem berkenaan. “Pengauditan mendapati perlu
disediakan anggota polis khusus untuk menguruskan sistem ini. Latihan juga perlu diberikan kepada
mereka, khusus dalam penggunaan filem bagi memastikan tidak berlaku kerosakan rakaman yang
menjejaskan pengeluaran saman. “Mereka juga perlu menentukan norma masa bagi setiap proses
yang terbabit dari tarikh kesalahan dilakukan sehingga saman dikeluarkan untuk memastikan tiada
kelewatan dalam pengeluaran saman,” katanya.
Ambrin turut mencadangkan pemasangan sistem itu diperluaskan ke seluruh negara kerana
keberkesanannya dalam penguatkuasaan undang-undang lalu lintas, selain banyak penjimatan.
20 October 2009 (Tuesday)
Pengurusan Sistem Perangkap Lampu Merah Berkamera Dan Pengeluaran Saman - Kementerian
Dalam Negeri, Polis Diraja Malaysia
Traffic Light Cameras Not Up To Mark
KUALA LUMPUR: The traffic light camera system, used to catch red light offenders in the act, is
poorly maintained and, in some cases, badly placed. Auditor-General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang said
police management of the system, supplied by ROBOT Visual Systems GmbH of Germany, was
unsatisfactory. Bought between 1993 and 1995 for RM8.98 million, the system encompasses 40
working cameras, 110 dummy cameras, six film processors and six printers. The cameras were
installed 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 efficient
manner, while some equipment had been placed in non-strategic locations.
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The 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 disturb
the 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 be
implemented nationwide, but this would be on the condition that the police force improves its
management and maintenance.
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21 Oktober 2009 (Rabu)
Pengurusan Sistem Perangkap Lampu Merah Berkamera Dan Pengeluaran Saman. - Kementerian
Dalam Negeri, Polis Diraja Malaysia
Lampu Merah Berkamera Tersasar
KUALA LUMPUR 21 Okt. – Pengurusan Sistem Perangkap Lampu Merah Berkamera yang digunakan
oleh polis bagi mengurangkan kadar kemalangan di persimpangan jalan didapati kurang memuaskan
hingga menyebabkan objektif utamanya tersasar jauh. Menurut Laporan Ketua Audit Negara, terdapat
beberapa kelemahan ketara yang menyebabkan sistem bernilai RM8.98 juta itu yang dipasang di
enam 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 iaitu
penurunan kes pelanggaran isyarat lampu merah dan penurunan kadar kemalangan. Bagaimanapun
katanya, sejak ia dipasang bermula tahun 2004, pihak polis langsung tidak mempunyai statistik bagi
kedua-dua kes itu sekali gus tidak dapat menentukan keberkesanan penggunaan sistem tersebut.
Sehubungan itu, laporan tersebut mencadangkan kepada pihak polis supaya menyimpan data
kemalangan yang berlaku di persimpangan jalan sama ada yang dipasang atau tidak dengan sistem
perangkap berkenaan bagi memudahkan kerja-kerja perbandingan. Semakan Ketua Audit Negara
juga mendapati kelemahan penyenggaraan terhadap sistem itu juga menyumbang terhadap faktor
ia kurang berfungsi.
Antara hasil penemuan itu ialah:
*Peralatan sistem telah dibeli antara tempoh tahun 1993 dan 1995, tetapi pelantikan kontraktor
penyenggaraan hanya dibuat pada tahun 2000.
*Terdapat kes kontraktor yang lewat menjalankan kerja-kerja penyenggaraan dengan alasan kesukaran
untuk mendapatkan alat ganti, sedangkan mengikut kontrak adalah menjadi tanggungjawab mereka
untuk memastikan alat gantinya sentiasa ada. Berdasarkan perkiraan Ketua Audit Negara, jika
anggota polis berpangkat konstabel ditempatkan di 56 persimpangan jalan iaitu tiga anggota di
setiap persimpangan bagi menggantikan sistem perangkap itu, kerajaan perlu menanggung bayaran
emolumen bagi tiga tahun berjumlah RM12.32 juta.
“Jumlah ini adalah lebih tinggi berbanding kos perolehan sistem perangkap setelah mengambil kira
jangka hayatnya selama 20 tahun dan kos penyenggaraan sistem bagi tempoh tiga tahun yang
berjumlah RM6.81 juta. “Mengambil kira perkiraan ini dan maklum balas tersebut, pada pandangan
Audit, adalah wajar kerajaan menimbang untuk memperluaskan pemasangan sistem ini di lokasi lain
di seluruh negara dengan syarat pihak polis meningkatkan keupayaan dari segi pengurusan dan
penyenggaraan peralatan,” katanya.
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Pengurusan Bayaran Emolumen Bagi Anggota Perkhidmatan Awam - Pelbagai Kementerian Dan
Jabatan
RM1 Million Overpaid To Civil Servants
KUALA LUMPUR: Ministries and government departments have been guilty of miscalculating
emolument payments, in some cases overpaying to the tune of nearly RM1 million. Auditor-General Tan
Sri Ambrin Buang said RM44.01 billion in emolument payments were made last year, and weaknesses
in the payment system had resulted in civil servants being either shortchanged by up to RM220,000
or overpaid by nearly RM950,000. Among the reasons for this was outdated service records, which
made it difficult to properly calculate the amount payable to each of the nation’s more than one million
civil servants. There were also numerous mistakes and carelessness in processing payments, a lack
of coordination between divisions of the ministries and departments involved and weak monitoring of
the retrieval of excess payments.
Ambrin stressed that as the audit was based on samples, the discrepancies found would be much
higher in a complete audit. Based on the samples taken by the Auditor-General’s Office, the police
hold the highest record of incomplete personal and salary files with 221, followed by the Defence
Ministry with 180. The scope of the audit covered 11 ministries and departments and covered 2,951
personal and salary files of government officers in various categories such as first appointments,
transfers, promotions and unpaid leave, among others.
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Hanya 14 Syarikat Kerajaan Bayar Dividen 2005-2007
KUALA LUMPUR 20 Okt. - Hanya 14 daripada 27 syarikat kerajaan yang memperoleh keuntungan
bagi tempoh tahun 2005 hingga 2007 telah membayar dividen kepada kerajaan berjumlah RM72.21
bilion. Menurut Laporan Ketua Audit Negara 2008 yang dikeluarkan di sini semalam, hanya empat
syarikat yang telah membayar dividen kepada kerajaan secara berterusan dalam tempoh tiga tahun
itu.
Syarikat itu adalah Amanah Raya Bhd., Petroliam Nasional Bhd. (Petronas), Percetakan Nasional
Malaysia Bhd. dan Technology Park Malaysia Corporation Sdn. Bhd. Katanya, Petronas membayar
dividen terbesar kepada kerajaan iaitu sebanyak RM72 billion bagi tempoh tiga tahun tersebut.
Menurut laporan itu, kerajaan mempunyai pelaburan berjumlah RM24.21 bilion dalam 99 syarikat
berbanding tahun 2007 di mana ia mempunyai pelaburan berjumlah RM23.23 bilion dalam 99
syarikat. Katanya, jumlah pendapatan bagi 48 syarikat pada tahun 2007 adalah berjumlah RM116.43
bilion, yang menunjukkan penurunan 46.3 peratus berbanding RM216.72 bilion pada 2006.
Pada tahun tersebut, menurut laporan itu, 27 syarikat memperoleh keuntungan sebelum cukai
berjumlah RM78 bilion manakala 21 syarikat yang lain mengalami kerugian berjumlah RM870 juta.
Bagi tempoh 2005-2007, 11 syarikat telah memperoleh keuntungan sebelum cukai berturut-turut
berjumlah RM218.56 bilion manakala lapan syarikat mengalami kerugian terkumpul RM1.27 bilion.
Menurut laporan itu, syarikat-syarikat yang mengalami kerugian adalah terdiri daripada syarikat
masih baru ditubuhkan atau masih belum menjana hasil daripada operasi penubuhan syarikat yang
hanya memenuhi kepentingan sosial ataupun sebagai kenderaan tujuan khas yang tidak bermotifkan
keuntungan. - BERNAMA
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Not Much Progress Made In Financial Management
Reports by Annie Freeda Cruez, Alang Bendahara, Lydia Gomez and Joseph Sipalan
KUALA LUMPUR: Federal ministries and departments have not shown much progress in managing
their finances last year. The auditor-general said while corrective measures had been taken to
overcome certain weaknesses, they had not been carried out in a broad manner. The auditor-general
recommended that heads of department inspect whether the weaknesses it had identified were
repeated elsewhere. The Federal Government had RM531.25 billion in funds last year comprising
loans, capital, trusts/deposits and private finance initiatives. Usage of funds, however, was RM532.79
billion, 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 of
their allocations. It stated there were also those that did not spend the allocations approved for their
ministries and departments. For example, a total of RM5.7 billion was spent without allocation last
year against RM2.24 billion in 2007. The amount not spent was, however, lower at RM87.1 million
against RM101.8 million in 2007. An audit analysis discovered 522 cases of weaknesses in financial
management involving federal ministries and departments.
The report highlighted weaknesses in the recovery of advances, noting that the schedule of repayments
for 29 advances totalling RM1.28 billion had not been prepared although the period for repayments
ended between 1992 and 2007. Delay in preparation of such schedules resulted in non-payment of
the advances.
All state governments have not repaid the advances extended to them according to schedule. Last
year, 669 out of the 1,150 advances channelled to state governments had outstanding repayments
of between one and 12 years. Out of the 73 advances extended, 44 companies had outstanding
repayments ranging between one and 19 years. Only seven of the 19 companies repaid the
outstanding amounts.
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