PUTRAJAYA: The Home Ministry has fulfilled 63% of Pakatan Harapan's manifesto pledges in the first year of administration, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
The Home Minister said this was based on 19 initiatives listed under his ministry, including reducing crime incidents, action against illegal foreigners, approval of citizenship and upholding integrity and transparency.
"While I am satisfied with the ministry's performance, there are still ways for us to improve and areas that we can better focus on," he said at a breaking of fast programme with the ministry and its agencies here on Thursday (May 23).
Also present were Home Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Alwi Ibrahim and Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Hamid Bador.
On May 9 while addressing the nation in conjunction with Pakatan's first year as government, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said 39% of Pakatan's manifesto initiatives, measured against 464 initiatives, had been fulfilled.
Among the ministry's success was the issuance of citizenship to 2,516 senior citizens aged 60 and above.
To fulfil commitment on integrity and transparency, the Home Ministry had set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry to look into the Wang Kelian incident.
"Public hearing is currently ongoing and a full report will be submitted to the government once investigation is completed," said Muhyiddin.
As for the Minister's Performance Indicator, Muhyiddin scored 92% for the first three months of 2019.
He said between January and March, crime index per 100,000 population remained low at 61% whereas the target is 66%.
The ministry had also conducted some 2,924 raids against illegals, while to ensure low number of recidivists, 286 parolees were registered for the corporate smart partnership programme to provide them with training and job placements once their parole ends.
"With the commitment and determination of the ministry's staff, I am confident targets set for all 27 activities under the Minister's Performance Indicator can be achieved," said Muhyiddin.