HOT on the heels of a Jo­hor ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil­lor re­sign­ing af­ter he was charged with graft, two of his col­leagues were re­vealed to have failed to meet their key per­for­mance in­di­ca­tors last year. The menteri be­sar won’t re­veal their names, but will lis­ten

New Straits Times - - Front Page - RE­PORT BY CHUAH BEE KIM

TWO Jo­hor ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil­lors failed to meet ex­pec­ta­tions in car­ry­ing out their du­ties last year, ac­cord­ing to Menteri Be­sar Datuk Seri Mo­hamed Khaled Nordin.

With­out nam­ing the two, Khaled said he would look into ways to over­come the prob­lem in the port­fo­lios held by the two who did not meet their key per­for­mance in­di­ca­tors (KPIs) last year.

The is­sue of Jo­hor’s state ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil has been a hot topic since the res­ig­na­tion of Datuk Abd Latif Bandi, who re­signed as an ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil­lor on April 20, a day af­ter he was charged at the Jo­hor Baru Ses­sions Court for abet­ment with another per­son in re­ceiv­ing RM30.3 mil­lion in bribes. How­ever, the two ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil­lors who did not meet their KPIs last year did not in­clude Latif.

Khaled, who was speak­ing at the an­nual Jo­hor Exco Away Day con­fer­ence yes­ter­day, said seven out of the cur­rent nine ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil­lors ob­tained the “ex­cel­lent” over­all marks of 86 per cent and above in the year-end scores.

“Since start­ing the eval­u­a­tion sys­tem, the state gov­ern­ment has suc­cess­fully en­sured that each of the Jo­hor ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil­lors have their own unique KPIs.

“Af­ter con­duct­ing 12 quar­terly eval­u­a­tions, the num­ber of ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil­lors who ob­tained a score of 86 per cent and above were nine ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil­lors in 2014, seven ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil­lors in 2015, and seven ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil­lors last year,” he said in a speech at the con­fer­ence at­tended by some 600 state gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials and depart­ment heads.

At a press con­fer­ence later, Khaled said the two ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil­lors who fell short of their scores would have to sub­mit pro­pos­als on how to make up for the short­com­ings iden­ti­fied un­der their port­fo­lios.

“I will lis­ten to what­ever sug­ges­tions the ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil­lors have and eval­u­ate the prob­lem. If the sug­ges­tions are ac­cept­able, I will give the mat­ter some thought and de­cide whether to ap­ply it,” he said.

Khaled said that Jo­hor’s KPI sys­tem was not used to pe­nalise ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil­lors, but was meant to pro­vide checks and bal­ances on the per­for­mances of the state gov­ern­ment ad­min­is­tra­tion.

High stan­dards were ex­pected of all ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil­lors, and ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil­lors who need help should dis­cuss mat­ters so that prob­lems could be solved, he said.

The per­for­mance eval­u­a­tion sys­tem adopted by the Jo­hor gov­ern­ment utilises the three­tier Traf­fic Light score that cat­e­gorises the best scores un­der a green-coloured in­di­ca­tor for scores of above 85 per cent.

This is fol­lowed by yel­low­coloured in­di­ca­tor for KPI scores be­tween 50 and 85 per cent and red-coloured in­di­ca­tor for marks be­low 50 per cent.

The KPI score sys­tem is mon­i­tored ev­ery three months by state gov­ern­ment-linked Per­modalan Darul Ta’zim Sdn Bhd.

He said the state gov­ern­ment’s move in 2014 to adopt the KPI sys­tem un­der the Lead­er­ship Per­for­mance Agenda was ex­panded to in­clude other state gov­ern­ment agency lead­ers.

He said its ad­min­is­tra­tion plan­ning ef­forts had proven to be fruit­ful.

He said among the state’s achieve­ments was record­ing an­nual tax col­lec­tion of more than RM1.5 bil­lion, which is the high­est in the coun­try.


Jo­hor Menteri Be­sar Datuk Seri Mo­hamed Khaled Nordin (right), state sec­re­tary Datuk Azmi Ro­hani (sec­ond from right) and state ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil­lors at the 2017 Jo­hor Exco Away Day con­fer­ence in Jo­hor Baru yes­ter­day.

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