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He said 93 PEB KPIs, which were en­dorsed by MEB, had high im­pact, mostly based on re­sults with a higher tar­get set for 25 min­istries, in­clud­ing the Prime Min­is­ter’s Depart­ment for last year.

“We took note that 23 min­istries had reached at least 90 per cent of the KPI tar­get set last year,” he said.

Na­jib said the main achieve­ments of PEB among the min­istries and agen­cies were the awards of 63.8 per cent of the es­ti­mated value of an­nual works to Bu­mi­put­era con­trac­tors in the con­struc­tion of ma­jor high­ways, such as the West Coast Ex­press­way, the Duta-Ulu Klang Ex­press­way 2, the East Klang Val­ley Ex­press­way and Sun­gai Besi-Ulu Klang Ex­press­way.

He said the oth­ers were the awards of con­tracts worth RM1.48 bil­lion to Bu­mi­put­era com­pa­nies in the con­struc­tion of the KL118 Tower (Warisan Merdeka); in­creased in­volve­ment of Bu­mi­put­era com­pa­nies in the Ven­dor De­vel­op­ment Pro­gramme; in­creased Bu­mi­put­era per­cent­age in house own­er­ship, and cu­mu­la­tively, the in­creased to­tal turnover of Bu­mi­put­era co­op­er­a­tives of RM31 bil­lion with an in­crease of RM2.44 bil­lion last year.

Na­jib said the PEB KPI this year was for­mu­lated in line with the strat­egy and ob­jec­tives of the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) and the Bu­mi­put­era Eco­nomic Trans­for­ma­tion Roadmap 2.0.

He said 125 Bu­mi­put­era Eco­nomic Em­pow­er­ment KPIs were ap­proved by MEB.

“The Bu­mi­put­era Em­pow­er­ment Agenda (BEA) KPI will fo­cus on ven­dor de­vel­op­ment, Bu­mi­put­era sup­ply chain in strate­gic sec­tors, the train­ing pro­gramme un­der the 1Malaysia Train­ing Scheme (SL1M), the con­struc­tion of af­ford­able hous­ing, and the in­tro­duc­tion and im­prove­ment of pol­icy for spe­cific dis­tri­bu­tion and Bu­mi­put­era pro­cure­ment,” he said.

On the KPI achieve­ments of gov­ern­ment-linked in­vest­ment com­pa­nies (GLICs) and se­lected gov­ern­ment-linked com­pa­nies (G20), Na­jib said five GLICs and 17 of G20 demon­strated a level of ma­tu­rity and more ro­bust growth since the pro­gramme was im­ple­mented in 2014.

He said seven key ar­eas in­volved were ven­dor de­vel­op­ment pro­gramme, main com­pa­nies ded­i­cated to the spe­cific sup­ply chain dis­tri­bu­tion, hu­man cap­i­tal, own­er­ship of non-fi­nan­cial as­sets, Bu­mi­put­era eq­uity own­er­ship in the cor­po­rate sec­tor, and pro­cure­ment.

Na­jib said ma­jor achieve­ments reg­is­tered last year were ab­sorb­ing 72 new ven­dors into the Ven­dor would con­tinue in ar­eas the mil­i­tants were hid­ing.

Mean­while, an AFP re­porter heard in­tense gun­fire yes­ter­day af­ter­noon near the main univer­sity here, and saw smoke ap­par­ently from a bomb ex­plo­sion rise up in the dis­tance.

The vi­o­lence be­gan when dozens of gun­men went on a ram­page here in re­sponse to an at­tempt De­vel­op­ment Pro­gramme from 49 in 2015, coach­ing eight na­tional-cham­pion cat­e­gory ven­dors and a re­gional-cham­pion cat­e­gory ven­dor, and train­ing 11,888 grad­u­ates un­der SL1M from 6,422 in 2015.

He said 3,476 af­ford­able hous­ing units were built from 213 in 2015 and the pro­cure­ment of Bu­mi­put­era com­pa­nies amounted to RM13.4 bil­lion com­pared with RM11.8 bil­lion in 2015.

He said the value of the Bu­mi­put­era ini­tia­tive last year surged to RM42.1 bil­lion com­pared with RM30.0 bil­lion in 2015, while GLICs and G20 achieved 95.3 per cent of the KPI tar­get set last year. Ber­nama by se­cu­rity forces to ar­rest Is­nilon Hapi­lon, a vet­eran Filipino mil­i­tant re­garded as the lo­cal leader of the Is­lamic State group.

The United States re­gards Hapi­lon as one of the world’s most dan­ger­ous ter­ror­ists and has of­fered a bounty of US$5 mil­lion (RM21.3 mil­lion) for his cap­ture. AFP


Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Razak chair­ing the Bu­mi­put­era Eco­nomic Coun­cil meet­ing in Pu­tra­jaya yes­ter­day. Present is Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Dr Ah­mad Zahid Hamidi.


Philip­pine marines on their way to an as­sault on the hide­out of mil­i­tants in Marawi on Sun­day.

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