PAC chairman Datuk Hasan Arifin with Auditor General Tan Sri Dr Madinah Mohamad after a press conference on the 2nd series of the Auditor General's Report 2016. Pix by Muhd Zaaba Zakeria

KUALA LUMPUR: The Youth and Sports Ministry will be among the first to be called up by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to clarify expenditure on the construction of a sporting venue.

PAC chairman Datuk Hasan Arifin said other ministries and agencies will be summoned in due time to explain issues highlighted in the 2nd series of the Auditor General's Report 2016.

"We will call several ministries and government agencies to discuss ways to improve their performances.

"We are not looking for faults or weaknesses. This is more of a discussion to find ways to improve performance," he told a press conference at the Parliament building here today.

Hasan however did not elaborate on which sports venue or event he was referring to.

Another ministry set to be summoned by the PAC is the Rural and Regional Development Ministry, followed by Bintulu Port Authority and Malaysian Venture Capital, Hasan said.

The Rompin Member of Parliament added that based on the Auditor General report, he is satisfied with the overall performance of government agencies.

"A total of 126 (agencies) were audited without reprimand, 12 were given advised, four were reprimanded and one agency had received an objection." he added.

Also present was Auditor General Tan Sri Dr Madinah Mohamad who said that the chambers is continuously cooperating with enforcement agencies such as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for immediate action.

"When the report is prepared, the audit does not wait until PAC for an action.

"We have moved for actions against certain government agencies so that immediate action can be taken. This is more effective." she said.

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