The Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has instructed his Cabinet Ministers to present a report card to the public for them to evaluate their performance in the first 100 days in office.
He said that the report cards should include initiatives implemented by Ministers based on the 6 core principles including restructuring the economy and guaranteeing the country’s security and order.
The other core principles set are to boost social wellbeing, increase infrastructure, strengthen unity in the Malaysian Family, and enhance delivery.
Meanwhile, Ismail said that he will take in views from the public via social media to come up with their overall achievement score.
He added that there were several methods that can be applied to obtain feedback and sentiment analysis, and the people’s perception of ministers and professional surveys as some of them.
“Overall, I will score them akin to how school report cards are done, and that is one way. We have a committee some of those scores will come from the people, but at what percentage we have not decided the people’s views are one way.” he said in an interview with Bernama.
Ismail said that he had been catching up with the netizens diligently to better understand their opinions on his Cabinet Ministers.
“Recently they (ministers) presented suggestions for KPI (key performance indicators) and I told them that there needs to be that feel good factor for the people we will wait for the ministers to announce them themselves.” he said.
Nonetheless, Ismail said that the report cards were not a form a punishment to the Ministers, but a tool to ensure they are doing their job well.
“The 100 days target is not to punish the ministers. I’ve been asked if any (minister) could face the sack, and I hope none will face action. I just want them to perform well, nothing more. Once the 100 days are over, there will be mid-term and long-term plans.” he said.
Meanwhile, Ismail said that there will be a report card for himself too. He then urge the public to be patient when he address the nation on 10 December.
As for the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) that was tabled by Ismail in the Parliament on 27 September, there were a mixed reaction from the public.
“There have been favourable comments, but not all. There were also negative ones, for example (comments) over (Bumiputera) equity which came from non-Bumiputera.” Ismail Sabri said.
However, he added that the 12MP had been well received by the public and the challenge he has now is to implement the initiatives.
Ismail also said that he had asked for the opinions from the non-Malays, especially the Chinese, of his administration and the efforts he need to take to secure stronger support from the community.
“I have yet to carry out a detailed study (on this) it has only been a month, (and so) it is still early days. Sometimes, they (sentiments) are positive early on but then change over time.”
“Whereas, there are some who are not receptive in the beginning but get convinced as time goes by, and that is why in five or six months, three months after the 100th day, I will probably deliver an address there are lots more to give to the people and things could change after that. That is also why 100 days is too short a period to evaluate achievements.” he said.
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