KUALA LUMPUR, October 2 – Social media views of ministers’ performance during their first 100 working days will be used to calculate their overall score, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said.
He said there are several methods that can be applied to get feedback and sentiment analysis, and cited as some of them the perception of rakyat towards ministers and professional polls.
“Overall, I’ll grade them the same way report cards are written, and that’s one way. We have a committee, some of those scores will come from people, but at what percentage we haven’t decided that people’s opinions are one-sided, ”he said in a special interview with editors here recently.
The prime minister said he was fairly diligent when it came to catching up with netizens’ comments and posts on social media, and sometimes even responding to them personally.
“Recently they (ministers) came up with some suggestions for KPIs (key performance indicators) and I told them there has to be this feel-good factor for people that we’ll wait for ministers to announce them. themselves, “he said.
Ismail Sabri said he was doing this (100 day tally) not as a form of punishment but simply to make sure ministers were doing their jobs.
“The goal of 100 days is not to punish ministers. I have been asked if anyone (minister) could be fired, and I hope none will face action. I just want them to work fine, nothing more. Once the 100 days have passed, there will be medium and long term plans, ”he said.
When asked if he had set a target of 100 days, the Prime Minister smiled and replied: “Yes, of course there is a (target) for me .. wait for my announcement when I am speaking to the nation … wait December 10. “
He said that so far there had been mixed reactions from the public about Malaysia’s 12th plan (12 MPs) after it was tabled in parliament on September 27.
“There have been positive comments, but not all. There were also negative points, for example (comments) on equity (Bumiputera) that came from non-Bumiputera, ”Ismail Sabri said.
Overall, he said the 12MP has been well received, but added that the implementation is much more important now.
Ismail Sabri was also asked about the perception of non-Malaysians, especially Chinese, of his administration, and whether special efforts will be made to garner stronger support from the community.
“I haven’t done a detailed study yet (on this) it’s only been a month, (and so) it’s still early days. Sometimes they (the feelings) are positive from the start, but then change. with time.
“While there are some who are not receptive at first but convince themselves over time, and that is why in five or six months, three months after the 100th day, I will probably deliver an address there is. a lot more to give to people and things might change after that. This is also why 100 days is too short a period to assess achievements, “he said.
When unveiling his new cabinet, made up of 31 ministers and 38 deputy ministers, on August 27, Ismail Sabri said all ministers must prove their first achievements in the first 100 days of administration. Bernama