Halt the spiralling cost of emoluments
national budget. There is always someone or some position that will be responsible for a function. Yet, we are so fond of setting up committees for all and sundry which is not how to run a government. Or deal with an issue.
There will be someone whose job is to deal with an issue and that person or department must be given the responsibility to resolve that issue. The problem is many departments and agencies are doing almost the same functions hence the obsession with committees.
As an example take Teraju, which is in charge for bumiputra entrepreneurship development but there is already such a unit in MITI. Why can’t both be combined for efficiency and cost savings?
There are many more such examples; every new minister or mentri besar tends to start a new entity, which in the long run is a waste of money.
Earlier, all new agencies or statutory bodies had to go through Parliament for approval. These days a company is formed under the Companies Act to short cut the process.
It should make no difference under what law the government company was set up, all must be approved by Parliament or state assemblies. I believe that was the true spirit of our acts and regulations. It is substance over form.
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