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Excellent human capital needed, reminds Musa

Published on: Sunday, June 22, 2014

Kota Kinabalu: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said the country needs extraordinarily excellent "human capital" to assist the Government to achieve the aspiration of Vision 2020.

Nevertheless, he is confident with the skilled manpower the statutory bodies have to assist the Government in turning the aspiration into a reality.

"The Government is always hoping that the civil service and statutory bodies could provide the best services according to current situation and requirement," he said.

He hoped the newly elected Malaysian Statutory Body Association supreme committee (2014-2016) would be able to fulfil the tasks entrusted on them with great sense of responsibility.

He said this when officiating at the Malaysian Statutory Body Association dinner organised by the association at the Pacific Sutera.

His speech was read by his Deputy Chief Minister cum Infrastructure Development Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan.

Musa, who is also State Finance Minister, said the effectiveness of services provided by statutory bodies are measured through Key Performance Index (KPI) set for their respective organisation which covers all aspects.

He also urge statutory bodies to continue to get closer to the rakyat, to understand them and listen to their grouses, feel their pulse, so they can continue to provide the best services to them.

Members of the statutory bodies are also part of the government transformation agents, he said, adding whether they are aware of not every action and decision made the statutory bodies today are also watched, deepened, checked and analysed as well as criticised by people internally and outside the country through social media and communications technology.

"In this era of openness in information, no individual, department, Ministry as well as institution can escape from observation," said Musa.

The Chief Minister also welcomes the association's plan to organise its sport event known as Sukanun in Kota Kinabalu next year, saying such an activity can definitely strengthen relationship among their members.

He also wishes them the best for the association's two-day Statutory Body Golf Tournament 2014 to be held at Nexus Karambunai and Dalit Golf Resort.