MIM: Allow civil staff in private sector training

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 02 Mar 2003

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM) is proposing to the Government to consider allowing civil servants to undergo training at the institute to promote better interaction between management officials in the public and private sectors. 

MIM former chairman Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah said although the Government had its own management training under the National Institute of Public Administration (Intan) and other government agencies, it would be beneficial for them to undergo management training with managers in the private sector to encourage better relations between the two sectors. 

“The training will help reduce problems that may arise during dealings between managers in the two sectors,” he said after presenting scrolls to 319 post-degree, degree and diploma graduates during the MIM graduation and award presentation ceremony here yesterday. 

He said the institute also planned to set up a school of management to provide specialised training in management, leadership and business for Malaysians and those from Asian countries. 

There was no formal management training institute now, he said. 

MIM chairman Datuk Khoo Eng Choo, who was also present at the function, said the institute was considering having a joint venture with reputable business schools to set up the management school. 

If the Government approved the proposal, he said the institute hoped to set up the school within three years. 

Earlier, Razaleigh emphasised the need for a new generation of managers to maintain three basic principles – transparency, personal integrity and honesty in business – to improve the country’s corporate image and investors’ confidence in the economy. 

“You must ensure the rush for profit maximisation will not blind you to the need for high ethical standards. 

“It doesn’t matter that we are in a new millennium. The 21st century has not changed the need for transparency, integrity and honesty,” he added.  

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