Auditor-General of Malaysia

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The Auditor-General of Malaysia (A-G) is the head of the Auditor-General's Department. His responsibilities are spelt out under Article 105 of the Federal Constitution and the Audit Act 1957, which includes:

  • to aid accountability by conducting independent audits of government operations; and
  • to prepare Audit Reports in order to provide members of Parliament and the State Legislatures with objective information, so as to help them examine the government's activities and hold it to account.

The Auditor-General is appointed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, on the advice of the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Auditor-Generals of Malaysia

No. Auditor-General of Malaysia Tenure of service
1 H.M. Watson 19571960
2 D.G. Bompas 19601966
3 S. Kandiah 19661969
4 Haji Mohd Zain Ahmad 19691975
5 Tan Sri Ahmad Noordin Zakaria 19751986
6 Tan Sri Dato' Ishak Tadin 19861994
7 Datuk Haji Mohd Khalil Mohd Noor 19942000
8 Tan Sri Dr. Hadenan Abdul Jalil 2000 - 22 Feb 2006
9 Tan Sri Dato' Setia Ambrin Buang 23 Feb 2006 - present