Auditor-general's report: Agencies expected to rectify weaknesses

SINGAPORE - We thank Mr Cheng Shoong Tat ("Any basis for graft probes?") and Mr Arthur Lim ("Give info on actions taken") for their feedback on Tuesday.

Annually, the Auditor-General's Office (AGO) audits selected public agencies on the accounting, management and use of public funds and resources.

The Auditor-General's report highlights irregularities and weaknesses uncovered in the course of the audit.

While it does not necessarily reflect the general state of administration in the agencies audited, it draws attention to areas where improvements should be made.

Following an audit, the agencies concerned are expected to review their processes and implement measures to rectify the weaknesses reported and prevent future recurrences.

Some of these measures are reflected against the individual findings in the Auditor-General's report, which is available on our website at www.ago.gov.sg

As a follow-up to the report, the AGO may conduct checks to ascertain whether agencies have implemented these measures.

Where circumstances warrant it, the AGO would refer cases to the relevant authorities, including the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau, for further investigation.

Ng Lip Nin (Ms)

Group Director

Policy, Quality Assurance and Corporate Communications

Auditor-General's Office

 


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