AL committee condemns suspected copying of 2018 report

The Follow-up Committee of Public Administration Affairs of the Legislative Assembly (AL) has condemned the Macau SAR government for its laziness in the making of the Administration Investment and Development Expenditure Plan (PIDDA) report.

On Friday, the committee signed three reports submitted by the SAR government.

Mak Soi Kun, chairman of the committee, criticized the fact that, in the government’s first quarterly investment budget implementation report for 2019, the written explanation of the government’s non-executive project was exactly the same as that in the 2018 report.

According to Mak, the committee believes that the government simply copied the 2018 report.

Furthermore, the committee is “extremely dissatisfied” with the government’s perfunctory attitude and has demanded an improvement.

The committee also suggested that the authorities pay attention to the fact that some governmental departments have not used the funds they were granted. The committee deems this to be a waste of public money.

Last Friday, the committee signed the investment progress reports of the Guangdong-Macau cooperation development fund and the Macau investment cooperation development fund, as well as the public transport subsidy and financial plan report from 2016 to 2019.

In response to whether the committee has followed up on the government’s allocation of 60 billion patacas to set up an investment fund, Mak said that the committee has no authority to ask the government to administrate in certain ways and can only supervise the government. JZ

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