Monday, February 13, 2006

Khir Toyo talks about spendthrift

What moral authority does Khir Toyo, the Selangor Menteri Besar, have to advise the state department heads not to be spendthrift when he himself has approved RM40 miliion to build 10 luxurious bungalow houses for the state exco members, frequent unnecessary overseas trips by the MB himself, the exco members, Barisan Nasional state assemblymen, the department officials, the local government officers, councillors, all the festive parties by various local governments, all the white elephant projects in and outside the MB's constituency and etc?

MB Selangor mahu Ketua Jabatan jangan boros

Menteri Besar Selangor Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo mengingatkan ketua-ketua jabatan jangan
boros membelanjakan wang kerajaan dan perlu memastikan setiap sen yang dikeluarkan mengikut prosidur.


Anonymous said...

wart to do... they spend taxpayers $$ like water... not givin it bak 2 the people, but for themselves..

Anonymous said...

Good to see that Saudara Teng Chang Khim has joined the crowd here in blog space.

Keep up the good work, we need u to get rid of all the corrupted and idiotic ministers.

May the force be with u.


Anonymous said...

seperti (khir toyo) ketam,mengajar anaknya berjalan betul.

LAU WENG SAN said...

What do you think of his say?

he is blaming the Department Directors instead of the YDP/Mayor or Councillors.

The Star: Tuesday February 21, 2006

MB: Amendments a must

Amendments to administrative rules governing local authorities have to be made at once. “This is because they tie the hand of the state,’’ says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo.

“Certain clauses in the Local Government Act 1976 need to be amended in order to allow the state to transfer a department director from one council to another within the state,” he said.

Dr Khir said current rules were silent on the matter of transfer, causing the state to be powerless.

“For three decades, these rules seemed to have hindered the state from instituting a transfer pertaining to department directors,’’ he said. “It is bad as those seated in such a position would become complacent.”

Dr Khir added: “Selangor has submitted a proposed amendment on specific clauses to the Housing Ministry and we expect it to be studied by the Attorney-General’s Office.

“Our aim is to get the regulations on transfer ironed out. Once this is done, department directors would need to pull up their socks, as the state can transfer them if their performance slackens.”

He said the state was aware of situations in which directors in local councils were cushy on their jobs, knowing that their positions were secured until retirement.”

Dr Khir said it was time that the open concept was practised.

“Amendments proposed for the Act are done in good faith,’’ he said. “In fact, it is being done to ensure that rate-payers get good services and to stamp out the fiefdoms created in certain departments by a few,” he said.

Dr Khir said the amendments were part of a bigger picture to improve services to the people.

“In December, the Selangor Economic Planning Unit conducted an assessment of 12 local authorities. It was a real shame that four scored below 65% on basic matters while the others were below 80%. Only Shah Alam City Council scored 89.70%,” he said.

Dr Khir said the four had faired badly in areas of road maintenance, clogged drainage, grass cutting, counter service, garbage and discipline.

“All this while, problems cropped up and the councillors and the contractors took the rap for it. But later, I realised that the department directors had slacked and most of them carried out their work in a remote control manner,” he said.

Dr Khir said from now on, the department directors should go to the field, photograph the situation and come up with a simple report on the matter.

“Within a short time frame it must be solved,” he said.

Dr Khir also warned councillors not to use state allocations to put up unnecessary projects that were not needed.

“For instance, jogging track with interlocking bricks are not needed but additional earth with grass could be a better option - cost wise.

“Sometimes that allocation could be used to build a bicycle part for school pupils that even the parents would want as it helps to promote safety,” he said.

Dr Khir said the first assessment was a preliminary round under the PBT Harapan programme and the second one would be held in June this year.

“The first one was to give a jolt to the councils and we hope for improvements from each one in the next round.”