ASEANSAI GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING 6-7 NOVEMBER 2013 BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
The ASEANSAI General Assembly Meeting held on November 6, 2013 in Indera Kayangan Ballroom, Empire Hotel and Country Club Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam was attended by more than 64 delegates which included the Heads of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) from ASEAN member states as well as observers from the ASEAN Secretariat, International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions, Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zussammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) and World Bank.
Pengiran Haji Abd Rahman bin Pengiran Haji Mat Salleh, the Auditor General of Jabatan Audit Brunei Darussalam in his welcoming address stated that the national audit institutions in ASEAN member states play an important role in safeguarding stability and prosperity through the enhancement of public accountability and transparency, thus leading to better governance in their respective jurisdictions.
Mr. Hadi Poernomo, the Chairman of ASEANSAI 2011-2013 cum Chairman of the Audit Board of the Republic of Indonesia (BPK RI) in his opening address recalled his two-year tenure as Chairman of ASEANSAI and said that in every meeting attended by members of ASEANSAI, he felt a sense of exceptional togetherness and friendship in the building and development of ASEANSAI.
The meeting was officially opened by Mr. Hadi Poernomo, Chairman of ASEANSAI 2011-2013. The delegates and observers also witnessed the handover of the ASEANSAI chairmanship 2013-2015 by Mr. Hadi Poernomo, the Chairman of Audit Board of the Republic of Indonesia (BPK RI) to Pengiran Haji Abd Rahman bin Pengiran Haji Mat Salleh, the Auditor General of Jabatan Audit Brunei Darussalam. At the same time, Madam Som Kim Suor, the Auditor General of the National Audit Authority of Cambodia, was appointed as the Vice Chairman of ASEANSAI.
Also included in the agenda for the day was the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between ASEANSAI and Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zussammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), a donor that has placed its support towards ASEANSAI in terms of capacity building programmes, with grants to finance programmes such as training and knowledge sharing activities.
One of the observers that attended the meeting, Mr. AKP Mochtan, Deputy Secretary-General for Community and Corporate Affairs of the ASEAN Secretariat acclaimed that the establishment of ASEANSAI will help to improve the efficiency of the ASEAN Secretariat operation and internal control mechanism. Furthermore, he added that the ASEAN Secretariat looks forward to further collaborations with ASEANSAI to fast-track the goals and ideas of the ASEAN Community
Work Visit to National Audit Department Malaysia
On 10th July 2013, Audit Department of Brunei Darussalam pays a courtesy call to the Auditor General of Malaysia in conjunction with the work visit to the National Audit Department Malaysia, Putrajaya from 8th to 12th July 2013.
The work visit was led by Yang Mulia Pengiran Fauziah bin Pengiran Haji Muhammad Kifli, Acting Senior Assistant Auditor General and two other officials Yang Mulia Dayang Hajah Siti Kamariah Binti Haji Mohiddin, Acting Assistant Auditor General Grade I and Yang Mulia Rozienah binti Md Aliuddin, Auditor.
The objective of the work visit is to learn on the methodology of financial audit on annual account, government owned companies and statutory bodies, the administration of training and other administrative management of the National Audit Department Malaysia in order to enhance the Audit Department’s capacity, efficiency and effectiveness of the audit process as well as its administration.
In addition, it is also to develop a closer cooperation between Audit Department Brunei Darussalam and the National Audit Department Malaysia for enhancement of the department’s capacity in public sector auditing as well as to promote research, improve training and continuing education through sharing of auditing best practices and international standards in line with the Audit Department Strategic Plan 2013-2018.
Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Dato’ Setia Haji Ambrin Buang, Auditor General Of National Audit Department with officers from Audit Department of Brunei Darussalam and National Audit Department of Malaysia.
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