• The Special Committee for Management and Replacement of MRL TRM that was established also never discussed specifically MRL that has the potential to be developed in the future, as well as joint-venture initiatives to promote the development of MRL.

SHAH ALAM (Nov 23): Management of Malay reserve land (MRL) by the Selangor Land and Mines Office was inefficient and less effective, according to the Auditor General's Report on activities of departments and management of Selangor government companies for the Year 2020 Series 1.

Auditor General Datuk Seri Nik Azman Nik Abdul Majid said the output assessment based on the overall performance of MRL until December 2021 showed that the target area of 50% set by Wasiat Raja-Raja Melayu (Malay Rulers' Will) was not achieved.

It showed that 1,881.8 hectares or 42.5% of MRL had not been replaced as of December 2021, he said.

He said the initiative implemented by the Selangor Land and Mines Office for the development of MRL in line with the State Structure Plan 2035 was not comprehensive for the benefit of the Malays.

"In addition, the Special Committee for Management and Replacement of MRL TRM that was established also never discussed specifically MRL that has the potential to be developed in the future, as well as joint-venture initiatives to promote the development of MRL,” he said in a statement on Wednesday (Nov 23).

Generally, according to Nik Azman, based on the scope of the audit that was carried out on Akademi PKNS Sdn Bhd (APSB), it was found that the objectives of the establishment of the academy had not been fully achieved because the actual role of APSB was not in line with the objectives of its establishment, apart from poor management of revenue and expenditure.

"The company's corporate governance was satisfactory, but four of the nine aspects of corporate governance that were audited were still not fully practised. Apart from that, APSB's financial position was less stable due to an increasing trend in losses in 2020 and 2021.

"The position of the company's assets was still able to cover its short-term liabilities, and APSB's cash flow and cash equivalents remained positive in the three-year period assessed.

“However, there was a trend of decreasing cash flow from year to year," he added.

Nik Azman said that overall, it could be concluded that the Entrepreneur Development Programme at the State Economic Planning Unit had fulfilled its role as the main agency in the entrepreneur development programme.

The output achievement from the aspect of approved assistance was satisfactory due to the high number of approved applications and had reached the target, he said, adding that for promotion, training and the 4P programmes, the implementation was good as it was based on the approved allocation.

As for the Selangor Indian Entrepreneur Development Programme, he said that implementation-wise, it was less than satisfactory because it was not implemented according to the plan.

The Auditor General’s Report was tabled in the Dewan Rakyat on Aug 3, with the consent of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, and was tabled at the Selangor State Legislative Assembly on Wednesday, with the consent of Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.

The report can be accessed by the public at the website http://www.audit.gov.my.

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