MPC drives good regulatory practice in Malaysia

by SHAHEERA AZNAM SHAH / pic credit: MPC FB 

MALAYSIA Productivity Corp (MPC) has been mandated to drive the implementation of the National Policy on Good Regulatory Practice (NPGRP) towards boosting national productivity as well as strengthening public service delivery.

MPC director-general Datuk Abdul Latif Abu Seman said the good regulatory practices dictate structured regulatory process, transparency and accountability on the part of the regulators in adopting the approach.

“Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali, chief secretary to the government of Malaysia, recently launched the NPGRP, affirmative action in national regulatory reform agenda.

“In his speech during the launch of NPGRP, he had directed all regulators to adopt Good Regulatory Practice or GRP in the regulatory process to ensure that regulations are agile and responsive to the needs and development in the society and business community.

“Effective implementation of GRP strengthens the regulatory ecosystem and at the same time enhances regulators’ capacity and capability,” he said in a statement.

NPGRP presents a holistic and inclusive guide to the development and amendment of regulations encompassing the involvement of all relevant parties, from legislators and regulators to the general public, MPC said.

It provides a structured and systematic approach to regulatory reform which enhances regulators’ competency and knowledge in the rule-making process.

“In addition, MPC is promoting the application of Behavioural Insights or BI, an evidence-based approach to policymaking to reinforce the process.

“At this stage, MPC is engaging with regulators and legislators to impart BI skills and knowledge to enable them to develop quality policies,” Abdul Latif said.

He added that both NPGRP and BI will produce competent regulators and quality regulations.