KUCHING: Two Sarawak MPs have been named as among the 12 members of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
The Star Online listed Willie Mongin (PH-Puncak Borneo) and Robert Lawson Chuat (PBB-Betong) as among the members of the PAC.
The national daily stated that eight representatives from Pakatan Harapan, two from Barisan Nasional, and one each from PAS and Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) will sit in the committee.
Besides Willie and Lawson, the other 10 PAC members named were Wong Chen (PH-Subang), Muslimin Yahaya (PH-Sungai Besar), Hasanuddin Mohd Yunus (PH-Hulu Langat), Akmal Nasrullah Mohd Nasir (PH-Johor Baru), Wong Hon Wai (PH-Bukit Bendera), Steven Choong Shiau Yoon (PH-Tebrau), Wong Shu Qi (PH-Kluang), Datuk Seri Ahmad Hamzah (BN-Jasin), Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad (BN-Parit Sulong) and Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan (PAS-Kota Baru)
The Star understood that Dr Noraini’s name was suggested as a replacement.
“Initially, Rompin (Datuk Seri Hasan Arifin from Umno) was proposed but he declined the appointment, so Dr Noraini’s name was suggested,” the national daily quoted a source as saying.
Hasan was the former PAC chairman while Dr Noraini is Wanita Umno chief.
PAC is responsible for scrutinising the Government’s finances and the appropriation of the sums granted by Parliament for public expenditure.
Earlier this week, Parliament elected Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee as PAC chairman, the first Opposition lawmaker appointed to the post. Kiandee, who is Umno’s Beluran MP, was the former deputy speaker.