‘I asked each minister to personally table their ministry’s report.’
Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has expressed hope that none of his cabinet members will need to be removed for failing to achieve targets set for their first 100 days in office.
Utusan Malaysia quoted him as saying that each minister’s report at the end of the period must have a “wow factor”.
“Each minister will table a report, so we need to wait. I have asked each minister to personally table their ministry’s report.
“I expect them to perform and the reason I set a 100-day target is that I want them to perform. It is not my intention to fire any minister,” he said.
He was speaking during a recent meeting with senior editors in Parliament.
“Some people say, will there be a minister fired? I hope no actions need to be taken against anyone because I want them to perform,” he said.
Ismail Sabri said each minister will be subjected to a thorough evaluation including feedback on social media and the public’s acceptance towards them.
He said he will also personally contribute to each minister’s performance score, recorded in a “report card” for further evaluation.
“We have a committee, and also scores from the people. The people can give their scores up to a certain percentage.
“So that means the people’s views will be criteria for evaluation,” he said, adding there will also be other measures used for each minister.
The prime minister had announced the 100-day target for his administration soon after taking over from former premier Muhyiddin Yassin on Aug 21.
Evaluation results are expected to be announced on Dec 10, according to Utusan Malaysia.