Accountability Dissertation

Volume. 2, No . 3

Diary of Politics and Regulation

Accountability in the Perspective of Malaysian Governance

Ahmad Faiz Yaakob Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Research Universiti Teknologi MARA Terengganu, 23000 Dungun, Terengganu Tel: 60-12-222-7659 Email: [email protected] com

Nadhrah A. Kadir Teachers of Administrative Science and Policy Studies Universiti Teknologi MARA Terengganu, 23000 Dungun, Terengganu Tel: 60-12-250-4302 Email-based: [email protected] uitm. edu. my

Kamaruzaman Jusoff (Corresponding author) TropAIR, Teachers of Forestry, Universiti Buiza Malaysia, Serdang 43400, Selangor, Malaysia Tel: 60-3-8946-7176 Summary Generally, accountability is often associated with a concept of answerability, responsibility, blameworthiness, liability etc . Generally, the concept of responsibility from the perspective of governance is the means to control people administration in democratic countries. The classification of public accountability is usually seen in terms of exterior and internal mechanisms. Consequently, this daily news shall go over both mechanisms with special reference to Malaysia. The discussion also focuses on the limitation of each and every mechanism which in turn rendered a lot of problems for the concept of accountability in Malaysia. Keywords: Answerability, Governance, Open public administration, 1 ) Introduction Accountability is often associated with such ideas as answerability, responsibility, blameworthiness, liability and also other terms linked to the expectation of accounting (Note 1). Somebody who is dependable will be on his own commit to perform or put into practice something in the event that he seems that an incident or the reaction to the event is important. Additionally, it involves powerful reporting or program effects done to start to see the results and changes experienced from the facet of knowledge and behaviour. In politics, especially in the representative democratic system, responsibility is a important factor in determining good governance, and hence the legitimacy of power. The election of state staff requires a responsible attitude towards the public (Abd Aziz, 2003: 68) (Note 2). Consequently , every action that has been used needs to be explained to the public or maybe the local community. In respect to Tantuico (1994), the ex-Chairman of the Philippines Taxation Commission, responsibility is the basis to sincerity and is some of the portrayal of the ruling government regardless of the form of ruling program which is used. The Malaysian Metabolic rate also speaks, directly and indirectly, within the accountability specially when it requires public house. Auditing is a type of ‘check and balance' process which is important to determine whether a economic transaction associated with an institution can be running very well (Abdullah 2004). The Metabolism and the Countrywide Audit Action provide selected powers to increase the level of auditing and further telling the truth of liability especially in public sector. This is often seen in Content 106 and 107 from your Constitution which in turn explains the role and responsibility from the OAG to audit this and spending at all governmental levels. The introduction of the taxation system in Malaysia will depend on primarily for the changes plus the administrative routine and national politics (Kulasingham: 1). A seminar paper named " Part of Supreme Audit Organizations in Nationwide Development” views the national development at four phases, namely, (a) maintenance period - the federal government gives importance to legal matters and procedures apart from basic providers. Emphasis is far more on regulatory and conformity, (b) mobilization phase - efforts as well as the governmental finances is aimed towards the using resources by simply preparing incentives for the infrastructure bonuses and professional base, (c) guidance phase - industrialization and privatization in expansion. Budget is focused on price and system effectiveness, and (d) co-ordination phase economy has come to the adult level and is focused on well being matters on the community. Matter...

References: Sept. 2010, 2009

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