PETALING JAYA: Tan Sri Dr Madinah Mohamad has been appointed the new Auditor-General, replacing Tan Sri Ambrin Buang, who has served in the position for 11 years.
In a statement Monday, Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa announced that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, on the advice of the Prime Minister and after consulting the Council of Rulers, made the appointment.
Dr Madinah will serve for a period of two years from Feb 23.
“This appointment replaces Tan Sri Ambrin Buang, who completes his term on Feb 22 2017,” Dr Ali said.
She then completed her Master’s in Science in Human Resource Development and then a doctorate in Human Resource Management from Universiti Putra Malaysia.
She was Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation secretary-general as well Education Ministry chief secretary before retiring in September last year.
“The Government expresses its appreciation and thanks to Tan Sri Ambrin Buang for his service during his term as Auditor-General since Feb 23 2006, specifically for his efforts in transforming and restructuring the Government’s auditing system as well as strengthening the Government’s financial management system,” said Dr Ali.