Fol­low-up au­dit on 1Bes­tar­iNet project

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Au­di­tor Gen­eral’s Depart­ment (AGD) will con­duct fol­low up au­dits on the RM4 bil­lion 1Bes­tar­iNet project to eval­u­ate its cur­rent per­for­mance.

Pub­lic Ac­counts Com­mit­tee (PAC) chair­man Datuk Hasan Arifin said this fol­lows com­plaints by teach­ers and par­ents re­gard­ing the project.

“There have been com­plaints from teach­ers and par­ents, and we are go­ing to fol­low up on their grouses,” Hasan told a press con­fer­ence af­ter meet­ing Au­di­torGen­eral Tan Sri Am­brin Buang.

Am­brin was there to brief the PAC on the AG’s Re­port Series 2.

Hasan said both the PAC and the AGD will visit se­lected schools through­out the coun­try to fol­low up on com­plaints re­lat­ing to the pro­gramme.

He said the PAC will start call­ing up wit­nesses for hear­ings start­ing next year but stressed that it was to iden­tify ways to im­prove rather than a fault-find­ing mis­sion.

Am­brin con­curred that 1Bes­tar­iNet per­formed poorly and there was much to im­prove on.

“We have pro­posed many cor­rec­tive mea­sures and we will min­i­tor the progress and per­for­mance of these mea­sures dur­ing our visit,” he said.

Am­brin added that the time to com­plete the fol­low up au­dit will de­pend on how many schools they will be vis­it­ing.

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