Najib: NKRA results paint GTP changes

(Bernama) – KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 — The Government Transformation Programme (GTP) launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in April 2009 has proved its success with quick and big wins like never before, making a positive impact on the lives of millions.

The 2010 GTP Annual Report issued by the Prime Minister’s Department stated that early impressions in all six National Key Result Areas (NKRAs) proved that the government achieved unprecedented success.

“The results speak for themselves. If we desire different or better results, then we must do things differently.

“If we wish to see changes by leaps and bounds and not just incrementally, then a bold action plan is needed,” the report stated.

The six NKRAs which have delivered results are as follows:

Crime reduction

* Nationwide crime has reduced for the first time in four years with the street crime and crime index dropping by 35 per cent and 15 per cent, the highest drop ever since Merdeka.

* A total of 2,001 violent crime backlog cases were cleared last year.

* All 753 police stations throughout the country were ranked for the first time ever based on performance and service delivered to the public.

* 14,222 officers and 7,402 back-office personnel were redeployed to street and patrol duty, while PGA personnel were reassigned with support from the army to fight against crime.

Fighting corruption

* Introduction of the Whistleblower Protection Act 2010 in Malaysia encourages whistleblowers to come forward with reports of improper conduct by granting them protection of the identity, immunity from criminal or civil liability as well as protection against any detrimental action taken against them.

* The MACC Name-and-Shame online database was created bearing the names, pictures, identity card numbers and case details of convicted offenders, whereby 284 offenders were listed last year, surpassing the target of 84.

* The first Myprocurement website was launched to reflect the government’s commitment to transparency and lists over 3,500 government contracts as well as advertised or awarded tenders, dates and values of the contracts as well as winners of tenders.

* An almost two-fold increase in percentage of people who view the government’s action in fighting corruption as being effective was seen, from only 28 per cent in 2009 to 48 per cent in 2010.

Improving student outcomes

* The first comprehensive school ranking system was introduced to track individual secondary and primary school performance to ensure the development of quality schools within the system.

* More than 700,000 pre-schoolers in the 4+ and 5+ age groups are able to enter pre-schools. This is an increment of 54,569 pre-schoolers from 2009.

* Fourteen secondary and six primary schools made it into Malaysia’s first ever High Performing Schools (HPS) list.

Raising living standards of low-income households

* A reduction of 44,643 extremely poor households nationwide were reduced to zero per cent, with the remaining total brought to just 108 (0.2 per cent) as at Dec 31, 2010.

* A total of 2,000 women entrepreneurs were successfully trained and their income increased from an average of RM750 per month to RM3,500 per month or more (for a consecutive period of three months).

* For the first time in history, 35,095 low cost units were offered for sale to deserving families at a subsidised price that was 75 per cent less than the market value.

Improving rural basic infrastructure

* By the end of 2010, the following fast-track results were achieved:

– Over 35,000 rural households connected to clean water supply – Over 27,000 rural households connected to 24-hour electricity supply

– Over 16,000 houses built or restored for the rural poor;

– Over 750km of rural roads laid nationwide… thereby touching the lives of over two million Malaysians

Improving urban public transport

* The Integrated Transport Terminal (ITT) in Bandar Tasik Selatan, which was opened in January 2011, connects the Express Rail Link (ERL) Transit, Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) Komuter, Light Rail Transit (LRT) system network, reducing congestion by diverting over 500 express buses away from the Kuala Lumpur city centre daily.

* For the first time, a large scale refurbishment on 634 bus stops in the Klang Valley was carried out to provide better shelter and comfort to passengers in Ampang Jaya, Shah Alam, Subang Jaya, Selayang, Sepang, Kajang, and Petaling Jaya.

* The use of new four-car train sets at the Kelana Jaya line (Putra Line) resulted in an additional 2.43 million ridership. The new train sets have helped enhance convenience, comfort and reliability.

Ministerial Key Responsibility Areas (MKRA)

* The creation of ministerial accountability through result-oriented targets, or MKRA and Ministerial Key Performance Indicators (MKPI), clearly define the desired outcomes that ministers must achieve and be accountable for.

* Ministers are given a scorecard reviewed by the prime minister twice yearly. — Bernama