PETALING JAYA, Feb 20 -- Tan Sri Dr Madinah Mohamad is the new Auditor-General, replacing 67-year-old Tan Sri Ambrin Buang who 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 made the appointment on the advice of the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak after consulting the Council of Rulers.
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.
Dr Madinah, 60, graduated with a Bachelor of Political Science (Hons) from Universiti Sains Malaysia.
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 the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry secretary-general as well as Education Ministry secretary-general 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. - THE STAR