KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 20): Tan Sri Dr Madinah Mohamad, former secretary-general of the education ministry, has been appointed the new Auditor-General for a two-year period from Feb 23, said Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa in a Bernama report.
Bernama reported Ali as saying that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V, consented to Madinah's appointment upon the advice of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and following consultation with the Conference of Rulers, in accordance with Clause (1) Article 105 of the Federal Constitution.
Madinah, 60, holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Political Science from Universiti Sains Malaysia, as well as a Master of Science in Human Resource Development and a Doctorate in Human Resource Management from Universiti Putra Malaysia.
She had served as the secretary-general of the ministry of science, technology and innovation; as well as the ministry of education, before retiring on Sept 3 last year.
Ali also said the government expressed its deep appreciation and gratitude to Ambrin for his services as the auditor-general from Feb 23, 2006, especially in the efforts to transform and restructure the government's auditing system, as well as to strengthen the financial management system of the country.