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Effectiveness of Auditor General’s Online Dashboard Disclosures: Qualitative Perspectives from Malaysian Members of Parliament

Ruhana Mohamad Zam, Anuar Nawawi and Ahmad Saiful Azlin Puteh Salin

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 29, Issue 2, June 2021

DOI: https://doi.org/10.47836/pjssh.29.2.01

Keywords: Auditor general, governance, integrity, public sector, transparency

Published on: 28 June 2021

The Malaysian Auditor General’s Report is tabled in Parliament every year. This report covers issues from government ministries, departments, and agencies. Once the report is tabled, it is published to the public in hardcopy. Beyond a thick physical hardcopy, the emergence of information technology allows the public to browse, analyze, and review the report online via the Auditor General’s Online Dashboard. However, the public and many other stakeholders, including Malaysian members of Parliament, are not aware of the existence of those facilities. Therefore, this research aims to gather information on the effectiveness of the Auditor General’s Online Dashboard disclosure and whether such disclosures provide satisfactory information to users and particularly to members of Parliament. A qualitative survey of 30 members of Parliament through convenience sampling is used. This study found that lack of promotion contributed mostly to unawareness of the existence of the Auditor General’s Online Dashboard disclosure.

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