Government Urged to Report Key Performance Results & Achievements
26 December 2019
As we wind down to the end of the year and welcome in the famed and long awaited 2020, most Malaysians still have not seen the fruits of the past 62 years of labour, and the hoped “Reformasi” of May 9, 2018.
Greater efficiency in the civil service, promises of transparent open tenders and curbing of monopolies appears to be a tall order. Whilst manifesto promises have been u-turned more regularly than upheld.
Malaysians are bearing the brunt of (profitable) dangerous radioactive material waste, as well as the world's plastic waste has found their way into our country. The IPCMC, lack of clarity and inconsistency in the country’s leadership succession plan and the slow phase of the instituitional reforms of what was promised in Pakatan Harapan’s manifesto has left many Malaysians frustrated.
However, the Pakatan Harapan government still continues to claim they are improving the management of the country and acting in the best interest of all Malaysians. These statements are not helpful for the “rakyat” unless clear tangible results are reported transparently.
The Ministry of Education has recently released a self-reviewed score card, purportedly detailing all their achievements (including some of the previous decades).
Transparency International Malaysia welcomes this effort and challenges all other ministries, state governments and members of parliament to conduct independent reviews of their performance since taking office and report. This effort can easily be executed and will aid the government in knowing their achievements, as well as enabling the “rakyat” to know what is being done with their money and mandate. Furthermore, it will help the government to operate transparently and more openly, as previously advocated and promised; but yet to be fulfilled.
End Note to Editors: For clarification on any and all official statements from Transparency International – Malaysia (TI-M), kindly refer to its President, Dr Muhammad Mohan (email@example.com)