With this element of management introduced in administration, the chip at stake now is not bonuses or pay packets but political survival and Executive powers as Ministers and Deputy Ministers.
While alternative media like Malaysiakini and pro-Opposition blogs are not criticising the KPI introduction, it shows that the idea is good but I am quite uneasy with the system delivery though.
According to the portfolio of Ministers, Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon is placed in charge of Unity and Performance Management.
There is a blog that say TS Koh will be the "class monitor" of the Cabinet Malaysia. The KPI reports will be passed on to Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak once "monitored", "collected" and "reviewed".
Also, the Malaysian Chinese Association will form a panel to monitor their 4 appointed Ministers and 7 appointed Deputy Ministers in the Cabinet.
To quote from reports, MCA's panel may comprise party veterans, retired politicians and former Cabinet members.
I express my worry over TS Koh's portfolio and MCA's KPI panel.
Both "monitoring systems" are seen as a "Politicians monitor politicians" method of administration be it at the National Executive level or Party level.
The KPI system should only come under two people, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
I do not agree with TS Koh being the KPI Director of Malaysia at the Cabinet level.
It might cause conflicts among individuals and BN Component Parties or give rise to Pro-Koh, Anti-Koh and Koh's Yes Men groups in the Cabinet.
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak must reconsider this as soon as he can.
The responsibility of KPI assessments must be redefined clearly to be under the top two leadership of Malaysia, especially the Party Whip - Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
Also, MCA's panel will be made up of Party Elders who are politicians as well.
This will cause frictions among groups of power houses in MCA where claims of "political assassination" will rise once again.
It will be extremely hard for the Panel to be an Independent one without taking sides especially the Team A vs Team B elements are still strong in the party.
Although impartiality will be guaranteed by the Party Elders, but this involves MCA's Cabinet positions in Malaysia. I hope MCA review their plans to have a "Politicians monitor politicians" panel.
I urge the Malaysian Chinese Association to form the KPI - MCA panel with
1. credible academicians
2. Senior Journalists/Editors
3. bloggers/electronic media
4. specialists/experts of the MCA portfolios (especially Health & Tourism)
5. MCA Party Elders & Presidential Council
This will surely help increase the people and members' trust placed in the KPI-MCA panel.
(Credits to TheStar, Stocktube, The Nutgraph and Daylife for the photos)