Dr M: SPAD, Pemandu, Jasa and MPN among agencies to be abolished (updated)


Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. -Bernamapic

PUTRAJAYA: The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) will be abolished, with its duties taken over by the Transport Ministry, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today (May 23). 

The Prime Minister also announced that several other Government agencies deemed as "political" or “non-essential” will be abolished or redeployed.   

This included the National Professors Council (MPN), Special Affairs Department (Jasa), the Residents’ Representatives Committee (JPP) and Malaysian External Intelligence Organisation (MEIO). 

Dr Mahathir said that Jasa, MPN and JPP were established to serve political interests and will therefore be disbanded.

He was also asked about the fate of Pemandu (Performance Management and Delivery Unit), National Innovation Agency and MaGIC (Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre).

Dr Mahathir's reply was: "Most of these institutions are not actually part of the government, and are supposed to 'advise' the Government.

"All these (institutions) will be disbanded," he said, after chairing the first Cabinet meeting at Perdana Putra here on Wednesday (May 23).

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