Even Najib finds the AG's Report hilarious.
Maybe we should do like Najib and read the AG's Report upside down to make some sense of it.
It must be frustrating being the Auditor-General of Malaysia. Every year you're required to roll out the same old production. Which is to highlight the excesses and obvious inefficiencies of government ministries, departments and agencies. Frustrating because you, and every Malaysian, knows that nothing will be done to correct the mistakes and that next year you will be required to do the same old thing again. As a Malaysian I'd rather have the A-G tell us about what has been done about the previous year's fuck-ups instead of just revealing more cock-and-bull. Otherwise, what is the point? We already know that there is corruption in the system and high-level inefficiencies. But what is being done about it?
This years 'revelations' include a failed cattle-rearing project which involves a company run by the family of a working minister in the current administration. In another country perhaps, this alone would cause a furore by tax-paying citizens. But this is Malaysia. And it is just another chapter in the latest Auditor-General's report.
The AG also revealed that 9 ministries had overspent their allocated budgets by RM3.73 billion!!! That is a lot of money. If it was not in the budget where did it come from? This is just from the latest AG's report so don't expect any answers okay?
The AG also discovered that a MARA subsidiary bought equipment at highly inflated prices. Like paying RM1600 for each high-speed sewing machines and ovens only to discover they cannot be used because the area they were to be used in had no electricity!
And the feisty Ng Yen Yen's ministry of tourism reportedly spent a million + to buy some brochure/pamphlet display racks!!!
Then as if to divert attention to all this bureaucratic excesses and fuck-ups PAS decides to announce that the planned Elton John concert in Genting Highlands "would have a negative effect on the younger generation..." and therefore should not be allowed to proceed. Elton John is gay you see. Thanks PAS you guys are sure doing the cause a BIG favour.
So, depending on how you feel at the time the annual Auditor-General's Report can either make you laugh until your sides ache. Or it can make you scream with frustration and want to go out and kill yourself a politician or a government bureaucrat. But like every year, things will quieten down after a couple of days. And we will go back to being blissfully about what happens to our money and our country. Same old, same old la. Tiu!!!