Where is PAC report on AG’s Report 2006 before dissolution of Parliament?

I am asking for an urgent meeting with the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to propose that there should be a special four-day meeting of Parliament within the next 30 days to dispose of all outstanding parliamentary business so that they will not lapse when Parliament is dissolved in less than 70 days for the 12th general election to be held.

One important outstanding parliamentary business is the report of the Parliamentary Accounts Committee (PAC) into the 2006 Auditor-General’s Report, which had created a nation-wide furore when it was tabled in Parliament last September, exposing scandals including:

• payment of RM224 for a RM32 set of screwdrivers;

• paying RM1,146 for a set of pens costing RM160;

• paying RM5,700 for a car jack worth RM50;

• the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) paying RM5.59 million in advance to 4,183 students who did not apply for a loan; and .

• the largest single case of misuse of funds in the Report — the RM6.75 billion scandal of six Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) that have either not been delivered or not operational and the increase of their contract price twice from RM4.9 billion to RM6.75 billion or 38 percent.

MPs and Malaysians were assured last September that the PAC members would be going through the Auditor-General’s strictures of criminal breaches of trust and financial irregularities in his 2006 Report with a fine tooth comb and would be demanding full public accountability and responsibility.

If the 11th Parliament is now dissolved without the PAC completing and submitting its report, it will be a failure of parliamentary scrutiny and responsibility for the 11th Parliament and a terrible reflection on the record of the PAC Chairman, Datuk Shahrir Samad.

Parliament is now in adjournment and its next meeting is scheduled to begin on March 17, which will be officially opened by the Yang di Pertuan Agong for a 23-day meeting for the Dewan Rakyat till April 23, 2008.

If general election is held within the next 70 days, then the 11th Parliament will not be meeting again.

This is why the Prime Minister should convene a special four-day meeting of Parliament within the next 30 days so that the Malaysian Parliament will not become a laughing-stock of the world with a host of uncompleted parliamentary business, especially as Malaysia is to play host to Parliamentarians from Commonwealth countries in the Commonwealth Parliament Association annual conference to be held in Kuala Lumpur in September this year.

If Parliament is dissolved without a special meeting, the work of several Parliamentary Select Committees would also be aborted, wasting months and even years of public hearings and meetings, resources and money without any result.

The Malaysian Parliament will go into the Guinness Book of Records of setting up Parliamentary Select Committees which do not submit reports whatsoever!

This will be the case with three Parliamentary Select Committees, on National Unity and Integration, on Integrity and on a Code of Ethics for MPs, as all the three Select Committees would not be able to complete their work and submit their report and recommendations to Parliament if Parliament is dissolved without any other meeting.

This would mean that the months and years spent by the Parliamentary Select Committees on National Unity and on Integrity, holding public hearings in various parts of the country would all go down the drain as their life-span automatically terminates with the dissolution of Parliament.

The third Parliamentary Select Committee on Code of Ethics for MPs, which is headed by Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, had not really started its work although the resolution establishing it was passed by the Dewan Rakyat in May last year and it had its inaugural working meeting in June.

The Parliamentary Select Committee on Code of Ethics was set up because of the “One-Eye Closed” scandal of the MP for Jasin, while the recent sex DVD scandal forcing the resignation of Datuk Seri Dr. Chua Soi Lek as the Health Minister and Labis Member of Parliament have highlighted the relevance and importance this Select Committee. Parliament, the Select Committee on Code of Ethics for MPs and its Chairman, Najib, will all becoming laughing stocks if noting is produced by the Select Committee when Parliament is dissolved.

My office has contacted the Prime Minister’s Office to ask for an appointment for me to propose to the Prime Minister why it is imperative to have special four-day meeting of Parliament before any dissolution for the holding of the 12th general election – especially as the Prime Minister has expressed hopes of having a First-World Parliament.
Lim Kit Siang

  1. #1 by cheng on soo on Monday, 7 January 2008 - 12:37 pm

    Seems PAC or auditors general report are just for record only, no action, no review, no meeting, no re-assessment, no appropriate follow up, no perusal need!
    If “one eye closed” not enaf, can also “two eyes closed”!

  2. #2 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Monday, 7 January 2008 - 12:42 pm

    YB, you are asking pM Pak LAh to put his and BN’s heads under the guillotine for the Opposition to hack off during the election!

    This will not happen.

    The Opposition must come out swiftly with a brochure that highlight all these and other scandals in 3 languages and distribute them door to door, much more widely than Chua’s sex tapes. How about that?

    Can some poster like Undergrad2 underwrite the finance for this project? Hey, pass some of your idle US$ over before they depreciate further, man!

  3. #3 by Tickler on Monday, 7 January 2008 - 1:06 pm

    Charles Bronson was good in this 1974 movie:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071402/

    Now it`s Badawi`s turn:

    Malaysia’s election chief has reiterated that nationwide polls are “around the corner” despite speculation the government would hold back due to a host of problems, a report said Sunday

    “When I say the election is around the corner, you better believe me because it is not a joke,” Election Commission chairman Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman told The Star daily, echoing comments made in November.

    Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had been expected to call general elections early this year, but has his hands full with unprecedented street protests, a sex scandal, and public anger over high fuel and food prices.

  4. #4 by helpless on Monday, 7 January 2008 - 1:10 pm


    This will be the slogan for GE if the issues are not address properly.

  5. #5 by budak on Monday, 7 January 2008 - 1:35 pm

    i dont think SLEEPY PM will do anything…
    BAGUS if these cases swept under the carpet…
    this is UMNO political professionalism…

    that tought Malaysian are BODOH macam Bodowi kua… :-)

  6. #6 by izrafeil on Monday, 7 January 2008 - 1:58 pm

    I cannot help but there is a very serious dereliction of duties by our PM if he does not grant you that meeting and subsequent Parliament discussion on the above.

    We need those to be cleared up, one thing I will assure PM is that he will get more votes this time round if;
    a) he gives the press freedom (just a bit more will do this time round)
    b) put to trial all those under ISA, and promise that ISA will only be used on exception basis
    c) take active actions in combating grafts ( I cannot help but notice that Indonesia is more transparent on this issue, just look at their newspaper on an average week there will be one big case being hauled up in the court, whereas we are giving face to little napoleons).


  7. #7 by hiro on Monday, 7 January 2008 - 2:25 pm

    Frankly, I think closing the businesses as the Accounts Committee and Ethics Committee will be anywhere near the priorities of PM right now as he is struggling with so many other issues at hand, or sleeping over them as the case may be! Why add fuel to an already raging fire that’s cutting across Malaysia, fire that burns for accountability, competency and equality? The opposition might as well write into their talking points that this is another failure of a government that started off promising to make Parliament relevant and supreme.

    In fact, UMNO/BN has a totally different set of language for words such as “Accountability”… feel free to see http://hiroblog2007.blogspot.com/

  8. #8 by Cinapek on Monday, 7 January 2008 - 2:49 pm

    Dear YB,

    You must be kidding right?

    Those thorny issues are the last things AAB wants further discussions in the open. In fact, he is trying his damndest to make sure they never resurface again, much less just before the GE.

    In fact, I am also curious why the PAC do not seem to be showing any urgency or trying very hard to complete their report.

  9. #9 by sotong on Monday, 7 January 2008 - 3:11 pm

    The billions lost through bad governance could have been used to build more schools, employ better teachers and lecturers, buy more computers and equipment, improve law and order, help the poor and etc..

  10. #10 by oknyua on Monday, 7 January 2008 - 3:27 pm

    YB Lim, you want AAB to what? Let me quote Tan Sri Chong KK.

    “He being a diplomat, you knowlah.” Tan Sri Chong’s comment summed up what AAB is like, “you knowlah.”

  11. #11 by merdeka on Monday, 7 January 2008 - 4:30 pm

    YB Lim,

    Majority with internet access will know about all the scandals and misuse of funds but how about the those in rural areas. All opposition parties need to print papers, brochures or any form of media to be distributed to those rural folks…..!!!!!!!! We need their votes too…!!!

  12. #12 by KanNinNeh on Monday, 7 January 2008 - 4:40 pm

    YB Lim,

    Can someone help to spread widely and effectively what published in your Blog using Google Adwords and Youtube before the GE !

  13. #13 by iweepformalaysia on Monday, 7 January 2008 - 4:51 pm

    Either that sleepy PM himself is being held at a knife’s edge by someone or some group for things that cannot be exposed to sunlight, or he has no guts. Simple.

    Personally, i would go for the first because the second doesn’t sound that convincing. If he has no guts, he wouldn’t even remarry.

  14. #14 by shaolin on Monday, 7 January 2008 - 5:42 pm

    We DEMAND for the publish of PAC’s report on AG’s audit
    report of 2006 before the dissolution of Parliament…!

    We demand AAB to disclose all people involved in the
    corruption cases and expose the rocks currently
    submerged by water!!

    Once you drain out the water, you will expose all the
    cronies and nepos of AAB’s Administration…!!

  15. #15 by Justice_Democracy on Monday, 7 January 2008 - 5:45 pm

    YB Lim,

    I strongly agree with what ENDANGERED HORNBILL and merdeka’s view. For example, I was born in JB, but until now I rarely can get any DAP information and news. Furthermore, that place have quite a large number of Chinese and Indian. So I suggest to do so.

    Well, what our dearest government did is a totally waste of our money. may be in the future, they will us RM10 to buy a mineral water which only worth RM1.5 per one bottle…

  16. #16 by ahoo on Monday, 7 January 2008 - 6:58 pm

    YB Kit, they are just too busy assessing the ground to
    be bothered by uncompleted tasks ! If they think that
    their ground is still ” fertile,” they will call for GE soon.

    Otherwise, they will delay it and wait for the right time
    many months later or even next year. I’m not a political
    soothsayer but do take note not to pour in all your
    resources for the current run and should they push GE
    some months later, may find the going tough !

    Thank you for standing up against the leakages. GBU

  17. #17 by 1eyecls on Monday, 7 January 2008 - 9:46 pm

    when 1eyecls says,you all must listen,
    PM needs the 2.2 miliion (gomen servants) votes,most likely to b more,they will influence their spouses,children and relatives to cast BN,so,Paklah is definately closing 1 eye on this corruption scandals!ACA is alredy dumb,they were acting like Bollywood actors few months back,now we know,nothing will happen to these corrupted gomen servants!

  18. #18 by 1eyecls on Monday, 7 January 2008 - 10:14 pm

    2.2 million gomen servants breakdowns:
    Pdrm : 100,000
    Army : 200,000
    Bomba : 20,000
    Dbkl : 25,000
    nationwide PBT :150,000
    Teachers :300,000
    Nurses : 50,000
    Putrajaya :200,000
    Muzeum 1,000
    Pustaka : 5,000
    Kem.Perikanan : 8,000
    Kem.Pertanian : 10,000
    Jabatan Alam : 5,000
    ACA : 8000
    Jakim : 6000
    Imam ,ustaz : 10,000
    Mahkamah : 20,000
    Kem.Pelajaran : 60,000
    Kem.Belia/Sukan : 50,000
    PGA,FRU,M.Police : 50,000
    Kem.Astronot : 25,000
    Dll : 900,000

    TL :2.2 million

  19. #19 by 1eyecls on Monday, 7 January 2008 - 10:26 pm

    the 900,000 : managemnt and staff of all gomen Universities ,other Kementrian and Jabatan staff nationwide (infact,there were so many department that we dun even heard before,i will reveal that next time!) our gomen forces should reduce to 500,000.
    choose the efficient and dedicated ones,pay them at least double from now!

    Then Malaysia will only prosper,is this your agenda BA?

  20. #20 by 1eyecls on Monday, 7 January 2008 - 10:35 pm

    IRD,JKR,Kem.Perdagangan,Customs,Ports Management and staff,rtm 1 AND 2,Radio Stations,EPF,Socso,CHUA SOI LEK’s KEM.KESIHATAN(no,no,no,shud be ONG KA TING!)WOW,WOW,WOW!


  21. #21 by 1eyecls on Monday, 7 January 2008 - 10:43 pm


  22. #22 by carloz28 on Tuesday, 8 January 2008 - 1:08 am

    RM1146 for a technical pen set…Yet another Malaysian Record…



  23. #23 by KS R on Tuesday, 8 January 2008 - 1:46 am


    Only can solve this issue to change the Goverment. If the same Goverment form again UP, Goverment will bankrupt. Firstly all leaders are involve in corruption then who is going to arrest the person, the person suppose to arrest also involve in corruption

  24. #24 by geranamo on Tuesday, 8 January 2008 - 3:46 am

    ‘satu lagi projeck baru DARI keraaa…..jaaan Barisan nasional’
    p.s.ssst buku tambahan, uniform jasmani sekolah, pibg fund, school fund, canteen fund, toilet fund, barisan fund, guru2 fund(to do kursus in 5 star hotel Langkawi), all the other extra,extra,extra
    =$400 PER CHILD IN PRIMARY excluding school clothes, bag, shoes,tie,sonkok,baju kurung, bantal untuk perdana menteri
    check out here

    ‘A parent told me she had to pay RM300+ for her children’s “special school fees”, for all of her 4 children. She only brought RM100+ in her wallet while sending these kids on the registration day! Imagine the embarassment that she had to deal with in front of other parents and her own children!’

    Don’t Abolish the ISA, after BN looses we DEMAND FROM NEW GOVT TO ISA kan them from previous govt, sapa sokong

  25. #25 by malaysiatoday.com on Thursday, 10 January 2008 - 5:19 am

    Sharir is an empty talking person, he was a horrible lousy minister during Mahathir era. Actually Sharir can’t manage anything except good in criticizing others like a hero.

    PAC under him is like a toothless tiger.

  26. #26 by csl on Thursday, 10 January 2008 - 9:22 am

    I dare to say, most problem left by the previous person. How to solve all problems with such short time, where all problems were accumulate for so long and already widely spread into every single sector in the whole country economy? You catch 1 guy and frost his company, country image drop a bit, country income drop a bit, KLSE will drop a bit, all also never mind. But who will care those thousands of innocent workers and their families? More people will force to look for a job and that will also make the job demand higher, which will cause the mid low income group suffer from a ‘no pay raise’ or ‘no bonus’ things. Worst still, more jobless people come out and rob/steal due to no way to sustain their family anymore.

    Expose them in the news is like a warning. If they don’t listen, there will be a way to teach them a lesson. Just like those recond car/used car dealers who are greedy and refuse to lowered the car price when the gov already reduce the tax. So the gov use naza to give them a lesson (please check the car price and do a research yourselves).

    I’m pretty sure, in our country current situation, it is not easy to solve these problems, even though put Mr. Lim or even Mr. Lee to sit on the chair. I felt PL did a fair job. If he go too extreme, he may lost his position and don’t know if the next PM will continue the previous TM’s way to handle the country. So, have to do it slowly and smoothly without triggering the bomb then end up with self suicide and kill other people at 1 time.

    Those who complaint about the inflation and declare themselves poor, cannot survive or etc, I hope you are really poor. Not having RM3k salary in KL and drive a vios (9 years loan) and have a double storey terrace house (30 years loan) and have 6 pcs of credit card in the wallet and shouting poor/unfair. Some even need to borrow ah loong (loan shark) for RM6k for her 3 children (still in secondary school) during school opening. What a joke.

    There are a lot more problems out there. Is that a problem that ruin your life? Or the chance for other people to survive/succeed? All depends on how you look at it. There is no absolute right or wrong when it come to public affairs. The root of every problem still goes back to our country economy, which the private sector is not strong enough to lead it and most also need the gov to push. (if want to argue on this factor, you can forget it and just blame yourselves why you are having higher salary than China but can’t create an fighter jet or space station and all other hi-tech thing or services).

  27. #27 by csl on Thursday, 10 January 2008 - 9:52 am

    To answer someone’s comments, saying that the current PM is sleepy, I just wanna let you know that, if you can’t see the big picture, please ask people or do research or at least, use your brain to think 1st before post. You only can say he is sleepy if you can do better than him. But if you can do better than him, I don’t think so you will complaint over here, in stead, you are looking for a new way to make life better.

    When the country meet a chance to boost on the economy (due to the globalization effect), when everyone is focusing how to counter the problem that RMB$ raise (forced by USA and some Europe countries) cause the whole region countries need to raise their currency in order to survive but trigger a global inflation (short-mid term) / export difficulty due to less demand (long term), when the rakyat demand for being subsidized on everything but never know that the company who pay their salary is actually involve with those deals that they complaint about, which the gov ‘throw’ money out and sustain the company life. You wanna wear tie and suit like those white man, 1st you must know if you are qualify to have it or not. People sell satellite, you sell getah juice. Wake up. You only can wear shorts and t-shirt.

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