Madinah is new Auditor-General effective Feb 23

PUTRAJAYA: Former Education Ministry secretary-general Tan Sri Dr Madinah Mohamad will be the new Auditor-General, effective Thursday (Feb 23). Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa said Madinah would take over from Tan Sri Ambrin Buang, who will retire on Feb 22. Ali said Madinah’s appointment was in accordance with the Federal Constitution, and consented by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong upon the advice of the prime minister, after consulting the Conference of Rulers. “Madinah has been appointed for a two-year period from Feb 23 this year to Feb 22, 2019,” Ali said in a statement today. He said Madinah, 60, has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), a Master’s degree in Human Resource Development, and a Doctorate degree in Human Resource Management from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). “She also served as the secretary-general for the Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti) Ministry before being appointed as the Education Ministry secretary-general, where she retired on Sept 3, last year,” he said. The government, he said, expressed its highest appreciation and gratitude for Ambrin’s service as the auditor-general from Feb 26, 2006, especially for his efforts in transforming and restructuring the government’s audit system and strengthening the government’s financial management.

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