Saturday, November 17, 2007

Broom Award : No More Broom, It's The Boot Instead

Menteri Besar Selangor, Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo Khir Toyo warns slacking department of action.

KAJANG : The Broom will go, to be replaced by boot.

Selangor Menteri Bersar, Datuk Seri Dr Khir Toyo will withdraw the controversial broom award for under-performing government agencies.
But he has threatened to sack those who fail to perform.
"From next year, department heads of local councils who do not perform will be taken to task. This includes sacking or offering them Voluntary Separation Scheme (VSS)", said Dr Khir.
He added that the state government would get tougher next year as it had implement 36 indicators to gauge individual performance.
Dr Khir spoke to the press after a surprise visit to the Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) headquarters. He clearly did not like what he saw.
He added that the local councils belonged to the people and that the public deserves quality service.
On the broom award, Dr Khir said it had sent out stern warning to department heads to clean up their act, although many quarters had objected and claimed he had gone overboard.
The Menteri Besar drew flak from certain quarters after he presented a 'broom award' on Monday to the Hulu Selangor district council and the land office not collecting assessment for 2006 above the stipulated 50% mark .
Source : The Star, 17th November 2007