UUM ONLINE: 5 July, Selangor – With the objective of highlighting the issues and challenges involved in the governance of the public sector, the Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA-UUM) organised the Public Sector Finance and Auditing Seminar 2017 (SKPSA 2017) at Acapella Suite Hotel, Shah Alam.
The three-day seminar, which began yesterday, was officially opened last night by the Deputy Auditor-General, Mr. Khalid Khan Abdullah Khan, who represented the Auditor-General, Tan Sri Dr. Madinah Mohamad.
In his speech, Mr. Khalid Khan said that the theme of the seminar, 'Prudent Economic Management Towards Enhancing Financial Performance and Service Delivery', was in line with the government's efforts to strengthen the administration, including aspects related to finance, so as to improve, and give distinct form to, the existing system.
He said that, since Malaysia was a developing nation, both the government and the public sector community played crucial roles in driving its economic growth.
"The objective of this seminar is also consistent with the vision of the Right Honourable Prime Minister in that it upholds the concept of prioritising the interests of the people and placing public interest at the highest level in the implementation of the administrative system.
"Through this scholarly programme organised by TISSA-UUM, external organisations can avail themselves of the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge, and work ethics that are required," he said.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International Affairs), Prof. Dr. Hassan Ali, who delivered the text of the Vice-Chancellor's speech, said that the theme of the SKPSA 2017 was in keeping with the government's efforts to strengthen the administrative machinery right down to the grassroots level.
He said that it was aimed at addressing the global economic uncertainty as well as consolidating the efforts invested in enhancing the form and substance of the public sector delivery system.
"I hope that the issues highlighted in this seminar will be relevant to the fields and roles of the participants, especially since the country is now faced with various challenges related to redeeming the image of the public service in the eyes of the people.
"Hence, public sector organisations, including civil servants, need to prove their relevance to the people by refining their roles and responsibilities, keeping in step with the changing times and meeting the demands of circumstances and the environment," he said.
SKPSA 2017, the 6th edition of SKPSA, attracted 111 participants comprising financial officers, administrative officers, accountants and auditors. Representing their respective organisations, these participants came from all over the country with a view to sharing information, ideas and knowledge on current issues involving the fields of accounting, auditing, and integrity in organisational governance via the presentations of the experts in the respective fields.
Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir
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