Message from the Chairman

Message from Chairman of ASOSAI

Message from Tan Sri Dr. Madinah Mohamad, Auditor General of Malaysia and Chairperson of ASOSAI


Dear Readers,

It is my honour to pen a few words in this e-journal of ASOSAI for the first time since taking charge of the office of the Auditor General in late February this year from my predecessor, H.E. Tan Sri Ambrin Buang. The auditing profession is actually not new to me since I was the Secretary General of the Ministry of Education and had on numerous occasions dealt with tough auditors. Now, as an Auditor General, I get to see the other side of the coin. Recently, I was invited to attend the 10th EUROSAI Congress in Istanbul, Turkey as ASOSAI Chairperson and as an observer. I had the honour to present a paper entitled “Conducting Follow-up Activities Innovatively and Creatively”. During the congress, I found that in the world of auditing, there are a lot of issues that require attention and further improvements and corrective measures. There are of course challenges and difficulties that I encounter as Auditor General but as time goes by, I gain greater insights through interacting with Supreme Audit Institutions’ Heads from all over the world. As ASOSAI chair, I fully support the activities to produce this journal. This edition of e-journal about stakeholders engagement is an important subject that serves to enhance our role in dealing with the ever increasing demands of our stakeholders in the chain of public funds accountability. Auditors need to be fully equipped with updated knowledge about the ISSAI Standard pertaining to stakeholder’s engagement to be able to perform effectively in auditing the public domain. I hope this edition of e-journal will enable us to improvise our auditing practices to produce quality audit reports.

It is my fervent hope that we continue our commitment to contribute invaluable articles to the board of editors to be shared among members. Enrichment and dissemination of knowledge is a continuous process and I thank all contributors to this journal. I believe you will enjoy this edition and acquire some of the lessons shared by brilliant contributors.

Thank You.