Ismail Sabri gives Cabinet ‘A+’ for hitting 90pc of Aspirasi Keluarga Malaysia KPI targets

211209 TT13 - Aspirasi-01

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob is delighted with the performance of his Cabinet, whom he said, had achieved 90 per cent of the Aspirasi Keluarga Malaysia key performance index (KPI).

“We have achieved much in this past 100 days, but that does not mean we will rest on our laurels,” said Ismail Sabri at the launch of ‘100-Day Aspirasi Keluarga Malaysia’ today in Kuala Lumpur.

“Although we have achieved 90 per cent of our KPI, this is not the time for chest-thumping, but instead, to refocus on how we can work harder for the rakyat.”

Ismail Sabri said there were 140 targets that counted towards the KPI of the 31 ministries. The targets were inclusive of the Key Happiness Outcome (KHO), introduced to monitor the project’s implementation.

He added ministers were evaluated on the performance of their respective ministries, their leadership, and public perception of them.

The prime minister said the KPI was focused on improving six key areas – the economy, ensuring the nation’s peace and security, enhancing social harmony, improving overall infrastructure, bolstering unity, and empowering service delivery.

Ismail Sabri also said the government showed it cared for the rakyat by acting quickly to control the prices of everyday goods.

“We introduced a maximum price control scheme for essential goods, and organised Keluarga Malaysia sales at each parliamentary constituency from Dec 4,” he said.

“The government also approved RM262 million in incentives to help struggling farmers.

“Of these, RM62 million is to purchase pesticides as their prices had increased.

“We hope that with these incentives, there is no need for farmers to increase their prices.”

Ismail Sabri also said they would look at restoring Sabah and Sarawak’s rights as equal partners, with Peninsular Malaysia, under the Malaysia Agreement 1963.

While Ismail Sabri only gave his Cabinet a score of 90 per cent, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, said his ministry had successfully achieved and implemented its KPI.

“Not a single day in my first 100 days went by easily. However, this is the advantage and strength of staff members of the ministry and the ATM (Malaysian Armed Forces) who are willing to work round the clock, to meet any threat,” he said.

Separately, Ismail Sabri presented eight families who had lost loved ones with cheques from Yayasan Keluarga Malaysia.

Yayasan Keluarga Malaysia was launched by Ismail Sabri on Oct 23 to ensure no family is left behind in the nation’s development.

Here are Twentytwo13’s news highlights today.

PFIZER BOOSTER SHOT OFFERS 25-FOLD JUMP IN ANTIBODY LEVELS

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said a third dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine triggered a 25-fold jump in antibody levels against the Omicron variant, from six to 154.

“Research has shown that death cases reduced by 90 per cent for those who received booster shots or third doses (compared to those who have not) for more than 840,000 people aged 50 and above,” he said in a Tweet, earlier today.

He also revealed that the risk of catching Covid-19 was 225 times lower for those who followed the standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Meanwhile, there were 5,446 new Covid-19 infections in Malaysia, making it 2,678,465 cases.

SECURITY FORCES INVESTIGATING SULU MILITIA’S PLANS TO INVADE SABAH

Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) commander Deputy Commissioner Datuk Ahmad Fuad Othman said it is trying to verify information of a plot by Sulu militia to invade the state.

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor remained tight-lipped and said the state government had no information on the alleged plot.

The South China Morning Post reported that a secret meeting between 19 mayors in the southern Philippines, was held to discuss the recruitment of 600 armed fighters, allegedly to invade Sabah.

RESTAURANT, COFFEE SHOP OWNERS MAY STILL NEED TO APPLY FOR LIQUOR LICENCE

It looks like restaurant and coffee shop owners would still need to apply for a liquor licence to sell alcoholic beverages.

This comes after Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz denied his ministry had revoked the licencing requirements.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong had earlier claimed that after speaking to Tengku Zafrul, the ministry had directed the Customs Department to cancel its directive.

“Allegations that the finance minister had cancelled the delegation of powers, like what YB Damansara (Tony Pua) pointed out, is untrue,” Tengku Zafrul told the Dewan Rakyat.

He added that the government did not intend to cancel the order for the time being.

GOVERNMENT MUST ADHERE TO HIGH COURT RULING ON CITIZENSHIP, URGES AWAM

The All Women’s Action Society (Awam) called on the government to withdraw its appeal against a High Court ruling to grant Malaysian women with foreign spouses equal rights to automatically confer citizenship to their children born overseas.

In a statement today, Awam said Malaysian women were putting their lives at risk by returning to Malaysia despite Covid-19.

“For many of them, their non-citizen children and spouses are not approved, under their My Travel Pass, to enter the country,” it said in a statement.

“We have been living in a pandemic for two years now, and yet, there seems to be no special temporary measures provided for these children, who are born overseas. Meanwhile, the government chooses not to honour the High Court’s judgment.

“Every day the government delays the implementation of the court’s judgment is another day Malaysian mothers and their children are denied fundamental human rights by their motherland.”