The misuse of public funds noted in the Auditor General's 2005 report resurfaced again with predictable regularity this year. The reasons?
Poor management of funds
Incomplete or outdated data
Evasion of responsibility
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More reports of cases of mismanagement of funds:
From 'the Straits Times':
1. Auditor-General Ambrin Buang also found that a private company claimed that the cost of building six offshore patrol vessels for the navy had jumped by RM1.4 billion to RM6.75 billion.
2. The police air wing bought two helicopters worth RM117.75 million but could not use them because they did not meet specifications.A further RM15.37 million was spent training policemen to fly the machines, the report said.The helicopters were passed to the fire department, which then spent RM4.37 million to train its officers to fly them.
3. A contractor undertaking the RM10 million marine park project in Selangor received an unexpected "bonus" of RM19.98 million. The auditor-general said another anomaly in the project at Kampung Sg Haji Dorani was that the contractor, Pembinaan Merak Sdn Bhd, did not go through a tender process.