JOHOR BAHRU, Aug 15 — Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today suggested the setting up of a committee or task force to study and modify the public service delivery system to accelerate the country’s economic recovery.
Speaking at a Townhall Session with Johor civil servants here, Muhyiddin said this move is necessary in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which calls for actions to be taken to enable a bureaucratic shift in the new situation.
“Each and every one of you is an officer bound by regulations… every task we handle is subject to regulations. We have service circulars, regulations related to finance, administrative matters and the like.
“I don’t deny they are important, but if we are only guided by these and do not take new measures, I’m afraid our efforts to revive the economy, what more to restructure, reform our economy, will not happen as fast as we hope for.
“As such, I would like to suggest, in the presence of the Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Mohd Zuki Ali, Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad and Johor State Secretary Datuk Azmi Rohani, the setting up of a committee or task force to study how the existing methods can be modified without compromising the main rules in terms of finance, etc,” he added.