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Lapses in managing public funds found in 21 ministries and statutory boards

Posted by temasektimes on August 13, 2012

According to a report by the Auditor-General Office’s, 10 ministries and 11 statutory boards were found to have lapses in managing public funds and resources for the financial year 2011 to 2012.

Among the findings, the Manpower Ministry was found to have inadequate scrutiny when it came to awarding a tender to buy office chairs while the National Population and Talent Division allowed a tenderer to make price alterations, after the tender closed, for the staging of an overseas event in the first half of this year.

The National Parks Board was found to have lapses in development projects, where nine tenders with a total value of about S$70 million, were granted by the wrong approving authority.

The report came after the Ministry of National Development was embroiled in a controversy involving the purchase of expensive Brompton bicycles.

17 Responses to “Lapses in managing public funds found in 21 ministries and statutory boards”

  1. NaBey said

    Nabey!! If such thing happen in private company, the CEO will have to leave!! Our ministers still can kow pey kow boo said backside pain after riding bicycle! Damn farking S-hole!

  2. pitbull said

    No bloody accountability from those dept head, those highly paid perm secs. what the fard are you getting those high tax payers’ money for, siiting on your ass and dreaming away while the lapses in your dept goes un-noticed. And the million dollar ministers ask what do you want, a meal in a hawker center or a food court ?

  3. Ni Na Mah said

    So how many Ministries do we have all together?
    13 right. 11 out of 13 Ministries misuse public fund. So is the performance acceptable?
    LHL, they are under your supervision. Any accountabilities? You want you party end up like how WKS, MBT, RT affected your votes count? Better act. Ppl are watching you NOW.

  4. Not accountability, high salary, have pension scheme and perks…

  5. Mod DOG said

    So how much ‘in the pocket already’ before these lapses?

  6. CWS said

    That’s how our tax payer money is being spent!

  7. hihihi said

    can be excused if under the influence of the alcohol.

  8. Kim said

    This happens when there is one strong party running the country.

  9. kaypoh said

    “The National Parks Board was found to have lapses in development projects, where nine tenders with a total value of about S$70 million, were granted by the wrong approving authority.”

    Wah, any sports cars zipping around like the LTA guys?
    Approved by Kong Hee? loooool

  10. jaded said

    I am sorry, lets move on again?

  11. mel said

    I am sure only those at the bottom of the ‘food chain’ will be punished as usual.

  12. Naivety said

    Minister for National Development should jolly well step down & resign immediately from his post without fail if he still got some dignity & integrity to lead by example & show accountability!!!

    • jdimu said

      Y step down when he will be stepping down his sub ordinates heads. This is what we pay 4 1 party rule. It will not stop. Can argue till cows come back…if u r lucky u may escape isolation prison.

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