Being ready to face the challenges and obstacles towards Vision 2020 inspired by the former Prime Minister, Tun Dr.Mahathir Bin Mohamad, the government under the leadership of the YAB Dato’ Seri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Abdul Razak had given the highest commitment in order to bring positive change to Malaysia. Therefore, the Government Transformation Programme (GTP) inspired by YAB Prime Minister are consistent with the principle of 1Malaysia, People First, Performance Now. In accordance with the introduction to GTP, YAB Prime Minister had launch six (6) National Key Result Areas (NKRA).
Introduction to the 6 NKRAs shows the government’s high commitment and consideration in making improvements in the areas that has directly being the priority and concerns of the Rakyat. The selection of Fighting Corruption as one of the NKRA, is the government’s manifest as a responsibility to look after the Rakyat’s welfare and needs in total, to support the implementation and victory of other NKRA.
The Prime Minister, on 28th April 2009, had announced that the country’s management performance will be measured and monitored by Key Performance Indicator (KPI). The Government’s intention for the transformation only can be materialized through performance based leadership. The introduction to KPI to the Cabinet members to monitor Minister’s performance and achievements in their portfolio symbolizes the innovation and Government’s brave approach which is more responsible, focus and giving priority to the Rakyat (Rakyat’s First).
According to the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index (TICPI), Malaysia’s rank was at 56 in the year 2009 compared to rank 44 and 39 in 2006 and 2004. HRH Prime Minister have extended his intention to improve Malaysia’s rank to 30 to 35 in years to come through preventive steps and anti-corruption punitive. YB Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz as NKRA Anti-Corruption Lead Minister had pledge to give his full attention to the efforts of combating corruption within the community.
Hence, a Government Transformation Programme (GTP) Laboratory for each NKRA was launched and the Lab had analyze NKRA in greater detail to develop implementation framework. The Lab activities was held for six (6) weeks at the IOI Palm Garden starting from 5th October 2009 to 13 November 2009. About 40 senior government officers cutting across various ministries and agencies together with the involvement of private sector’s officers were involved with the NKRA Fighting Corruption Lab. Through discussions and brainstorming sessions in the Lab, a total of 45 projects have been identified to reduce corruption activities in Malaysia.
Planning and detailed studies on projects implementation methods, including field study and implementation costs had been done by the Lab members. This allows the Lab members to test the viability and feasibility of each project, taking into account the current laws and procedures. Site visits and discussions with senior officers of relevant ministries and agencies had taken place including getting input from private sectors to do comparison study and to share best practices that have been successfully implemented.
The Lab members then have presented their research outcome, including implementation planning and mechanism, to the top management of all relevant ministries and agencies involved to obtain feedback, to get the support and commitment for the implementation of each project. GTP Open Day was held at the Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre, Borneo Convention Centre Kuching and Sutra Harbor Hotel, Kota Kinabalu. Introduction to Open Day is to provide ‘a two-way communication channel’ between the government and the public as the grass root to get inputs and feedbacks regarding government’s project planning and implementation under GTP.
Starting 1st January 2010, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) was appointed as the secretariat for NKRA Corruption. Approval had been obtained from Public Service Department (JPA) and a new division had been established and known as NKRA Corruption Monitoring And Coordination Division lead by the former Lab Leader of NKRA Corruption Lab as the Director. The NKRA Division acts as the secretariat that monitors and coordinate the implementation of all initiatives outlined in the Government Transformation Plan.