10 ministries fall foul of accounts watchdog

The Parliament met representatives of 10 ministries, including information, which had their accounts rejected by the Office of the Auditor General.

The office examined the budget of the ministries from the 2013-14 financial year. 

Lower House MP Sai Thiha Kyaw of the Union Parliament’s Joint Committee for Public Accounts said: “We invited the ministries to discuss their budgetary spending. We questioned the Auditor General’s office about objections that we didn’t understand. Our committee will present the report to Parliament.” 

The ministries investigated by the Auditor General’s office include information, environmental conservation and forestry, cooperatives, livestock and fisheries, border affairs, home affairs and electric power.

“The Office of the Auditor General found inappropriate financial rules and regulations in most ministries,” Sai Thiha Kyaw said.