I usually don’t care much about what goes on with our politicians and all that jazz but what I read in the news today tickeled me funny and impressed me quite a bit. Don’t mess with Khir Toyo people, he keeps his promises!

From Utusan Malaysia

PBT Selangor gagal capai mutu diberi penyapu

Mohamad Khir Toyo menyerahkan penyapu kepada wakil Majlis Daerah Hulu Selangor pada majlis anugerah Bulan Kualiti 2007 di Shah Alam, semalam.

SHAH ALAM 12 Nov. – Pada bulan Januari lalu, Menteri Besar Selangor, Datuk Seri Dr. Mohamad Khir Toyo meminta pihak berkuasa tempatan (PBT) dan pejabat tanah dan daerah (PTD) di negeri itu berusaha membaiki prestasi masing-masing.

Beliau memberi amaran mana-mana PBT dan PTD yang gagal berkhidmat dengan baik termasuk mengutip cukai akan dihadiahkan penyapu sebagai tanda simbolik untuk mereka membuat ‘pembersihan pejabat’ bagi meningkatkan kualiti perkhidmatan.

Ketika itu banyak pihak menganggap amaran beliau hanya sebagai sesuatu yang melucukan.

Hari ini, pada majlis Anugerah Khas Prestasi Kutipan Hasil Negeri Selangor 2006 yang diadakan di Shah Alam, Mohamad Khir mengotakan janjinya untuk menghadiahkan ‘penyapu’ kepada Yang Dipertua PBT dan ketua jabatan yang gagal menunjukkan prestasi cemerlang.

Penerima pertama ‘penyapu’ itu ialah Pejabat Daerah dan Tanah (PDT) Hulu Selangor serta Majlis Daerah Hulu Selangor (MDHS).

Mohamad Khir berkata, pemberian penyapu itu bukan untuk menjatuhkan maruah tetapi bagi membersihkan sikap buruk dan amalan negatif PBT dan jabatan yang tidak mencapai tahap maksimum kualiti perkhidmatan yang telah ditetapkan.

Bagi jabatan yang cemerlang dan mencapai sasaran, kakitangannya diberi insentif seperti lawatan ke luar negara, katanya.

From The Star

‘Broom award’ for two agencies

SHAH ALAM: Two state government agencies were publicly rebuked when they were presented with a broom each on stage by Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo for failing to collect assessment above the 50% mark required for 2006.

Hulu Selangor District Council chief Tukiman Nail received the broom worth RM3.80 at the Selangor Excellence Awards at the Dewan Jubli Perak yesterday.

The other recipient, Hulu Selangor Land Office former district officer Mislan Tugiu who is now Klang Municipal Council president, is overseas and a representative received it on his behalf. He avoided pressmen after leaving the stage.

Earlier, officers had tried to keep the two brooms away, hoping that Dr Khir would forget, but he asked for them despite the unease among the several hundred government staff who attended the event.

Unenviable award: Hulu Selangor District Council chief Tukiman Nail (right) getting the ‘broom award’ from Dr Khir at the Dewan Jubli Perak in Shah Alam Monday.

The “broom award” was printed in the programme book as Special Award Performance For Revenue Collection 2006.

Many staff members shook their heads when the brooms were presented to the recipients.

“The broom is not meant to shame the officer but it is a reminder that the government wants all departments to buck up and improve to become results-oriented,” said Dr Khir.

“Many times, we have called for improvement but it has fallen on deaf ears. When agencies knew they would receive the brooms, they automatically collected their revenue, hitting 90% for 2007.

“But the broom was for 2006 and it had to be given so that officers would know that I mean business,” he stressed.

Dr Khir said that agencies which fail to hit the 2007 performance target would also get the broom.

“We can’t have those with a lackadaisical attitude,” he said.

On a separate matter, the state has decided that all staff must use Oxford cotton short-sleeved shirts instead of coats in a bid to reduce energy used for air-conditioning.

“We are now using blue or white short-sleeved shirts with the Selangor flag embroidered on the pocket.

“We will only use coats for Wednesday’s state executive council and federal level meetings,” Dr Khir said.

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