myPortfolio to boost govt delivery system

Timely boost: Dr Mahathir holding the myPortfolio guide book during the launching in Putrajaya. Also present were (from left) National Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre director-general Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed, chief secretary to government Datuk Seri Ismail Bakar and Mampu director-general Datuk Dr Mazlan Yusoff.

PUTRAJAYA: Guidelines for the public sector called myPortfolio have been launched to boost its delivery system.

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who launched the initiative here yesterday, said an efficient delivery service system would help the people better deal with the government.

“The business community, for instance, needs more efficient services to ensure that their operational cost remains low and competitive.

“As for the public, they always hope that the government will provide the best services to them,” the Prime Minister said at the Perdana Putra Building here.

myPortfolio is developed by Mampu (Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit) to enable civil servants to know what is required of them in discharging their responsibilities.

It is also designed to help monitor the status of each task and spell out corrective measures should there be delays.

“Each stage of the work process will state the period of completion. The work flow chart will be displayed at government agencies for the public to view,” said the Prime Minister.

Saying the government was committed to boosting Malaysia’s competitiveness at the international level, Dr Mahathir said the latest Ease of Doing Business Report 2019 by the World Bank upped Malaysia’s position from 24 to 15 among 190 nations.

“Malaysia has also excelled in corporate governance and this is evident in CG Watch Report 2018 where we are placed fourth among 12 Asia-Pacific countries, compared with sixth spot in 2016.

“We are above Japan at seventh place, Korea (ninth) and China (10th). All these achievements are important for us as it recognises us as suitable and being business-friendly. It also shows that Malaysia has a good corporate governance track record,” he added.


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