Review procedure, way of govt administration, post COVID-19 – Muhyiddin


THE procedure and way of working in the government must be reviewed to help the country rebuild itself in the new normal post COVID-19, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (picture).

He said the old ways were no longer suitable in the post-COVID-19 situation.

Speaking in his first meeting with staff of the Prime Minister’s Department since heading the government and implementing the Movement Control Order (MCO), Muhyiddin said as far as possible, the many levels of decision-making should be reduced and the heads of agencies and departments given the authority to make immediate decisions.

He said the Chief Secretary to the Government can serve as the key facilitator in the event ministries or agencies had issues to discuss so that they do not face action from auditors or enforcement agencies.

“This is something that we cannot avoid. These measures are some of what we must think of to help recovery efforts to revive the country’s economy,” Muhyiddin said at the assembly held in Dataran Perdana, Perdana Putra, here today.