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PAC cites Youth & Sports Ministry for ‘financial misconduct’ over RM1.6m K-pop concert

Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has found the Youth and Sports Ministry guilty of “financial misconduct” for footing the staggering RM1.6 million K-pop concert bill in 2012 and has recommended punitive action against those responsible.
The PAC’s report on the 2012 National Youth Day celebration also confirmed that the National Sports Council had not made any payment for the three Korean pop acts, disputing former Youth Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek’s claim that corporate sponsors had channelled RM20 million through the National Sports Council for the event.

“PAC recommends that the government take punitive action against the Youth and Sports Ministry’s controlling officer (‘pegawai pengawal’) and the relevant parties for failing to ensure that the MBM’s (Malaysian Youth Council) payments for the 2012 National Youth Day were done based on proper financial procedures,” said the PAC report that was sighted by The Malay Mail Online today.

“The payment for the K-pop groups were done by the Malaysian Youth Council through funds by the Youth and Sports Ministry for the 2012 National Youth Day.

“Besides that, it was found that MBM did not prepare a complete report on HBN (National Youth Day) until the audit was finished,” the report added, referring to the youth NGO.

Read more here.

HD says: "..punitive action against those responsible" ... I hope to see that in my lifetime.


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