KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — The National Audit Department (NAD) has confirmed that a memo that has gone viral saying the Auditor-General was tested positive for Covid-19 and would be quarantined in the hospital was issued by him.
However, NAD said it was meant to be an internal memo and not for sharing with external parties.
The memo was issued by Auditor General Datuk Nik Azman Abdul Majid to the senior management.
“The aim of the memo is to ensure smooth administration of Nad in the absence of the Auditor General,” NAD said in a statement yesterday.
“The reason why Covid-19 was mentioned in the memo was to indicate the necessary and prompt actions, as well as measures, (to), be taken to curb the possibility of the spread of Covid-19 among NAD officers and staff members,” the statement said.
NAD said all close contacts had been notified for appropriate actions and the affected building, Block F2 of Complex F in Precinct 1, Putrajaya had been sanitised and disinfected on Friday.