Overwhelming response for 100-Day Malaysian Family Aspirations

The 4-day programme held at KLCC saw an overwhelming response with over 103,000 visitors, exceeding the initial target of 20,000 visitors

by ANIS HAZIM / pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL

THE 100-Day Malaysian Family Aspirations programme yesterday capped off a successful beginning for the government to move forward in enhancing the ministry performance and meeting the needs of the people.

Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali said that the programme could be extended to the state-level via the Malaysian Family Aspirations Tour.

He said the programme would hold engagement sessions with the people, with the same service segment for Malaysian families throughout the country.

“This is to enable all levels of the society to understand and appreciate the aspirations of the prime minister (PM Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob) in restoring the economy and lives of the people affected by the pandemic,” he said in his speech at the programme’s closing ceremony yesterday.

The four-day programme held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) saw an overwhelming response with over 103,000 visitors, exceeding the initial target of 20,000 visitors.

Mohd Zuki says the programme could be extended to the state-level via the Malaysian Family Aspirations Tour

The programme, which took place from Dec 9 to Dec 12, is a catalyst for the successful achievement of key performance indicators (KPIs) of all ministers up to the targeted period.

Among exhibitions that draw visitor attention is the Keluarga Malaysia Career Carnival organised by the Social Security Organisation where more than 24,000 job opportunities were offered for job seekers.

More than 75 established companies from various industries locally and globally such as ExxonMobil Malaysia, Prasarana Malaysia Bhd, KPMG and UOA Group are hiring at the career carnival.

So far, 3,628 out of 4,005 registered participants asked to attend interviews and over 2,290 made it to the final screening stage.

Mohd Zuki added that the Keluarga Malaysia “Jom Masuk IPT” programme provided an opportunity to more than 5,000 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia and Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia graduates to obtain information, get direct offers to enter various study programmes, in addition to receiving assistance such as laptops and Internet data plans.

Malaysian Family Aspirations is one of the government’s initiatives to showcase various exhibitions by its 26 ministries and five agencies under the PM’s Department.

It was also held to celebrate and ignite the spirit of Malaysian Family as an inclusive concept that cuts across religious, ethnic and racial boundaries.

The programme also provides virtual experience in a hybrid model through its live streaming on “Keluarga Malaysia” official Facebook for Malaysians who are not able to attend the programme physically.

Various programmes have been successfully implemented including the government aspiration assistance, career opportunities exhibition, higher education exhibition, government service counters, esports events and many other programmes designed specifically for Malaysians.

At the same time, the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) and the Road Transport Department (JPJ) summons payment counters which took place in KLCC have received a very encouraging response, causing the PDRM lines and servers to be congested due to the overflow of user data which is too high.

An extended summons payment discount of 80% is still offered to all Malaysian families until Dec 31, 2021, which the public can check and pay at the district police headquarters or contingent nationwide as well as online.

To date, a total of 2,326,403 summonses have been settled with a value of RM109.29 million, while the JPJ summons compound payment discount has been extended until Dec 15, 2021.

The organisation of various programs and initiatives such as this will also be continued through the Malaysian Family Aspirations Tour Programme at the state level through joint engagement sessions, with citizens with the same service segment for Malaysian Families across the country.

Ismail Sabri said the programme will enable the people to see the government’s initiatives for them, especially as the nation is recovering from the pandemic.

“I understand that the people place high hopes on this government.

“On Sept 24, I decided that the 100-Day Malaysian Family Aspirations be gauged based on based on 50% of a ministry’s core service, minister’s performance assessment (25%) and public perception on minister and ministry (25%),” he said through a post uploaded on his official Facebook page on Saturday.

“It’s like the saying of a poet (Anthony Brandt): ‘Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family’,” he said.

The PM added that the achievement of the 100-Day Malaysian Family Aspirations would not end at that point and instead would be continued with a medium-term plan for six months and in the long-term.

Some 190,914 members of the Malaysian Family were involved in studies conducted by the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Unit to evaluate the achievements of ministers and ministries.

Ismail Sabri said 140 targets had been set for implementation throughout the 100-day period, involving 31 ministers from five clusters — namely the Senior Minister, Economy, Social, Security and Infrastructure Clusters.

The metrics for the 100-Day Malaysian Family Aspirations is based on a ministry’s core service given 50% weightage, minister’s performance assessment (25%) and public perception on minister and ministry (25%).

Cabinet ministers have scored about 90% in their overall performance in the first 100 days of the current administration and this success should inspire them to serve with greater commitment instead of becoming arrogant, said Ismail Sabri.

The PM said it is not impossible to achieve full marks of the KPI if the whole Cabinet continues to work closely with civil servants to give the best and effective service to Malaysian Family.

“Although the achievement did not meet the 100% target, various programmes have been and will continue to be implemented to safeguard the interests and wellbeing of the people, especially in facing the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Set aside all bureaucratic red-tape. However, certain performances cannot be assessed from studies alone. Therefore, the percentage achieved is not an excuse for us to indulge in chest-thumping but instead should motivate us to continue working with the people with greater determination and commitment,” he had said in his speech during the launch of Malaysian Family Aspirations last week.