Monday, April 05, 2010

Transformation programme not mere slogans

Datuk Seri Najib Razak today defended the Government Transformation Programme (GTP), saying that it is more than just slogans.

“Failure to deliver will have dire consequences for us all. I wish to stress that performance management and the Government Transformation Programme are not mere slogans.

“They represent a determined plan of action that will be closely monitored and carefully implemented to improve the lives of our people,” said Najib in his speech at the Axiata Asean Leadership Forum.

The government had early this year unveiled a transformation programme known as the National Key Results Areas (NKRA) which includes eradicating corruption, reducing crime rate and addressing poverty.

The Najib administration had also introduced Key Performance Indicators (KPI) to measure the performance level of government services.

“I ask the rakyat to help make this Government Transformation Programme successful. We mean business, and we invite the people of Malaysia to join us on this journey of change and transformation,” said Najib.

He also announced the setting up of a body similar to Pemandu, to assist the government in developing a detailed blueprint of the New Economic Model (NEM) which was partially unveiled last week.

“We will soon be announcing the Economic Transformation Programme with a dedicated public/private delivery vehicle, similar to Pemandu, which will bring us through this process,” said Najib.

The Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu) in the Prime Minister’s Department was formed in September last year to oversee the implementation and assess the progress of the GTP.

“The first stage will include broad engagement with the rakyat and groups such as business leaders and investors, to ensure that all Malaysians have an opportunity to provide input into the policy-making process,” he added.

He urged Asean nations to emulate Malaysia’s efforts in transforming the nation.

“Ours can serve as a case study for other Asean countries to consider in their efforts to transform their own administrations and societies,” said Najib.

“To do this we would like to exchange ideas and share best practices, so we can learn from each other,” he added.

courtesy of Malaysian Insider

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