Johor reviews remarkable success of 'Leadership Performance Agenda'

Chuah Bee Kim

JOHOR BARU: The state government’s success in various aspects, ranging from attracting foreign investments to ensuring the efficient provision of services to the public, is not attributable to just one person.

"Johor would not succeed if it were a one-man effort," Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said today.

He was speaking at a press conference after the launch of Exco Awayday 2017 – a conference for executive councillors to talk about their work, achievements and challenges.

Khaled said high standards are expected of all executive council members, and revealed that two Johor exco members had failed to meet their Key Performance Index (KPIs).

However, he added that the conference is not a gathering to discuss anyone being penalised.

"The two exco members can voice out the challenges (they face in working) with the departments, and we can work on overcoming the problems together, as a team," Khaled said.

The state government's move in 2014 to adopt the Leadership Performance Agenda or "Agenda Kepimpinan Berprestasi", in all its administration planning efforts, has proven to be fruitful.

Among the state's achievements is recording annual tax collection of more than RM1.5 billion, the highest in the country.

On a separate matter, Khaled said a think tank comprising about 13 economists will be set up to further enhance Johor's position as a leading economic power.