Second KPI Minister Sworn In

2 KPI Ministers & 2 Finance Ministers

9 April 2009, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Performance Management & National Unity) Dr Koh Tsu Koon sworn in as senator, enable him for the ministerial post.

1 September 2009, Idris Jala sworn in as a senator, paving the way for his appointment as a minister without portfolio in the Prime Minister’s Department.

Second Finance Minister also reporting to Finance Minister. So there is nothing wrong for the appointment from PM. 

Rocky Bru wrote on his posting “Idris Jala, a Minister reporting to a Minister.”

What people don’t understand is why the Government needs another Minister to look at this thing called KPI. And why is this Minister answerable to another Minister, whose performance thus far has been far from impressive.

“The public is confused here,” one of my regular correspondents from abroad pointed out. Najib needs to appoint more professionals to his Cabinet to help him realise the nation’s Vision, but as the correspondence has it, “The execution of this strategy could have been better.”

But someone disagree with Rocky, i quoted:

It is interesting to note that any initiatives by the Government (regardless whether it is Barisan or maybe Pakatan in future who knows?) will be criticized by any Malaysians.

One thing for sure Malaysians are darn good at throwing criticism on others without based on any hard evidences or facts.

Do you know the role of the KPI Minister involves influencing, steering and pushing the whole Government machinery (1.4 million civil servants) & the responsible Ministers to achieve the KPI Targets set by our Prime Minister?

Do you think any Tom Dick and Harry can do such a job? Some people here in the blog mentioned that “give me 2 weeks” and i can draft a KPI. Sure.

Everbody can draft a KPI. But do you know what it takes to design a proper KPI that can impact the Rakyat and also to deliver the vision of 1Malaysia? Talk, talk, talk – thats what we know best. Rakyat will keep on talking/commenting/criticsing no matter what the Government does.

It is just sad this polarity continues to exist in our country.

“Why we need 2 KPI Ministers” – Guys, don’t you read the newspaper articles CLEARLY?

It was stated that Idris will be appointed as a CEO of PEMANDU (reports to KTK) and at the same time he is a Minister without porfolio.

It means, Idris is doing 2 JOBS at the same time.

It is NOT A MINISTER REPORTING TO A MINISTER. Idris will play a MINISTER ROLE on other matters assigned to him by the PM. But on PEMANDU, he will be the CEO, ie they guy who will implement. As you know KTK is the guy who will set the policy and governance, whereelse you need a strong driver to really execute the NKRAs. This is when you need people like Idris who has transformation / turnaround experience.

Hope it clarifies. Next time if you are not sure, ask or at least seek more in depth knowledge. Don’t act smart and simply hantam like as if you know the world!

From: 1Malaysia Dude

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 1 (Bernama) — Datuk Seri Idris Jala was today sworn in as a senator, paving the way for his appointment as a minister without portfolio in the Prime Minister’s Department.

Idris, 51, who has also been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the newly-established Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu), took the oath before Senate President Datuk Wong Foon Meng at the Dewan Negara here.

Idris’ appointment was announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak last week.

Describing his appointment as a call to national service, the former Malaysia Airlines CEO said he was determined to perform his duties diligently. 

“I am very pleased to be here and I shall discharge my duties diligently for the people,” he told reporters after the ceremony.       

He explained that as the CEO of Pemandu, he would be reporting to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, and as such, there would be no duplication of roles between them.

He added that his priority in Pemandu was to find out in details the progress in the implementation of the Key Performance Indicators (KPI) so far and to chart out more initiatives to move it forward in achieving its national objectives.

On his ministerial post, Idris said he had yet to receive any directive from the prime minister.

“The responsibility will be assigned to me from time to time by the prime minister,” he said.

On his successor in Malaysia Airlines, Tengku Datuk Azmil Zahruddin, Idris said Azmil had his full confidence to steer the national carrier to greater success.       

Dr Koh, who is in charge of KPI and national unity, said Idris’ appointment was a continuation and extension of his involvement in the setting up of the KPI initiatives since April.

He added that Idris had a good track record and experience during his tenure in Malaysia Airlines and Shell.

“His appointment will help intensify what we have been doing so far in supporting the prime minister’s efforts to transform the government,” he said.

Also sworn in this morning was Melaka MCA deputy secretary Lee Cheam Choon (李占春).

Lee, 55, is taking over the senatorship held by Soon Tian Szu whose term ended early this year.



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