Posted by admin On February 25, 2013


From 19th to 20th February 2013, the Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) held its 46th Governing Board Meeting in Manila, Philippines. The meeting brought together more than 50 delegates from thirteen Supreme Audit Institutions in their capacities as members of the ASOSAI Governing Board and Audit Committee as well as 5 observers from the INTOSAI Development Initiative and ASEAN Supreme Audit Institutions (ASEANSAI). ASEANSAI was represented by Pengiran Haji Abdul Rahman bin Pengiran Haji Mat Salleh, Auditor General of Brunei Darussalam as Vice Chairman of ASEANSAI.

The meeting began with an opening address from His Excellency Vinod Rai, Chairman of ASOSAI followed by a welcoming speech from the Chairperson of the Commission on Audit of the Republic of the Philippines as the host of the ASOSAI Governing Board meeting. This was followed by reports by ASOSAI Governing Board members and the invited observers.

During the proceedings of the 46th ASOSAI Governing Board Meeting on 19th February 2013, the Vice Chairman of ASEANSAI gave a speech on the activities of ASEANSAI. In his speech, the Vice Chairman highlighted the notable achievements accomplished by ASEANSAI since its establishment in November 2011 such as the formulation of the draft ASEANSAI 2014-2017 Strategic Plan by the Strategic Plan Committee; the development of a set of rules and procedures to enhance the governance and financial management of ASEANSAI by the Rules and Procedures Committee; the parallel seminars on Financial Management Accountability Index and Non-Revenue Water Audit and also the ASEANSAI Symposium on Good Governance organized by the Knowledge Sharing Committee; as well as the ASEANSAI Workshop on Quality Assurance in Financial Audit conducted by the Training Committee.

The Vice Chairman further added that all activities and operations of ASEANSAI was further facilitated by the support of the ASEANSAI Secretariat managed by SAI Indonesia whilst at the same time was also actively forging relationships with relevant stakeholders as well as pursuing potential cooperation with donor organisations and other international organisations.

The Vice Chairman clearly stated that the establishment of ASEANSAI was not to act as a standard setting body nor to create new guidelines but to enhance the capacity of its members in order to safeguard a stable ASEAN Community. Thus, it can be said that activities of ASEANSAI are closely aligned with INTOSAI and ASOSAI.

Last but not least, the Vice Chairman reiterated ASEANSAI’s commitment to close cooperation with ASOSAI as both regional organisations which share a similar goal on promoting good governance can corroborate closely to enhance their members’ capacities as supreme audit institutions.