Just look at the ACA investigations of the RM1.4million expenditure by the Youth and Sports Ministry while Azalina Othman Said was helming it.
Last Friday, the ACA issued a statemen tthat Azalina acted only as patron of the Women’s Sports and Fitness Foundation Malaysia, and was not involved in the expenditure matters of the foundation.
In a nutshell, the ACA has cleared Azalina of any wrongdoing or corrupt practices.
It said that it had checked all the related documents, and interviewed several staff of the foundation.
“On the RM1.4mil expenditure, the auditor had translated persembahan to entertainment, when persembahan in this context meant the opening and closing ceremonies of the National Women’s Games,” it said.
The Sun had reported that the foundation, in its annual report, stated that expenditure included Rr the M2.1mil for meals and accommodation, RM710,000 for printing and stationery, RM242,000 for volunteers’ allowances, RM1.4mil for entertainment and RM858,000 for travelling and transportation.
You know, nobody accused Azalina of corrupt practices. What's contentious is the National Sport Council approving of RM9.72 million foundation and another RM1.5 million by the ministry.
And I hear that Azalina and the ACA boss are buddies.
It seems he had assured her that everything will be A-OK. And surprise, surprise, everything was!
And that, my friends, is reforming the ACA, Malaysian style....