Therefore, the fifth thrust of the National Mission is to strengthen the country’s institutional and implementation capacity. The Government will improve organisational structure; facilities and work environment; the quality of human capital; and laws and regulations. With these steps, the Government excpects to enhance the performance of frontline Government agencies as well as improve the delivery system particularly amongst government-linked companies (GLCs). As a specific step towards strengthening the country’s implementation, monitoring and evaluation system, government has announced in this last August 2006 House the restructuring and re-scoping of the National Economic Action Council (NEAC). The NEAC will henceforth focus on the implementation of programmes and projects to ensure effective service delivery. Government also proposing the establishment of two National Implementation Action Bodies; one to monitor selected high impact projects from the Ninth Malaysia Plan and the second to monitor programmes related to the formation of a new generation of the Bumiputera Commercial and Industrial Community (BCIC2). Prime Minister will chair both bodies and other members will include the Deputy Prime Minister, relevant Cabinet Ministers and the Chief Secretary to the Government. These two Bodies will be supported by a National Implementation Directorate, which will comprise project management experts.
Additionally, human capital development amongst the civil service will be intensified. Local and foreign institutions will be involved in the education and training. Meanwhile, laws and regulations which impede development will be reviewed and amended. For this task, a Public-Private Sector Action Committee will be formed to recommend needed amendments to laws and regulations. Additionally, human capital development amongst the civil service will be intensified. Local and foreign institutions will be involved in the education and training. Meanwhile, laws and regulations which impede development will be reviewed and amended. For this task, a Public-Private Sector Action Committee will be formed to recommend needed amendments to laws and regulations.
However that the success of implementation does not only rest on the public sector; other institutions such as the private sector, civil society, Parliament and the media all play vital roles. Indeed, the collective effort of all these institutions will determine the level of our achievements in economic growth as well as social progress. Government had emphasised once again that the country’s implementation machinery must be predicated on the values of trustworthiness and integrity in order to increase accountability and to raise qualitative standards of national administration. Without trustworthiness and integrity, the country cannot be said to be developed in the true sense of the word, no matter how developed the economy, the social landscape or the quality of life. The National Integrity Plan has been drafted and it contains plans and strategies towards building a society with integrity. The implementation of the National Integrity Plan will be strengthened. The Malaysian Integrity Institute will intensify steps to educate and create awareness in the public sector, private sector and the public to encourage the practise and internalisation of integrity in work and in everyday life.
The Government remains firmly committed to combatting corruption even if efforts appear to run against the tide. To step up the battle against graft, we will increase enforcement by adding more manpower, equipment and other enforcement tools. Anti-Corruption Agency investigating officers will be trained in latest techniques. At the same time, regulatory agencies such as Bank Negara and the Securities Commission will continue to ensure that private sector companies improve the quality of corporate governance and adhere to related regulations. To ensure more effective enforcement in the corporate sector, the Securities Commission and the Companies Commmission will be merged to oversee nearly all laws related to commercial entities in Malaysia.