What anti climax it was…
When I first heard about KPIs and other related slogans like “we accept we need to change”, “people first, party later” and other sugar coating remarks from BN, I was sceptical on whether these jokers was serious about change or just putting up a wayang kulit (shadow play) for Malaysians to be dazzled and support the new administration under Najib
(Is the KPI, something achievable? Image source: http://pricepages.org)
And today, KPIs was announced and some of it is not too bad – like to reduce street crimes by 20% by the end of 2010 (although 20% is not enough), to ensure 80% of Malaysian children get access to pre-school by 2012 (with strong emphasis on English?), by 2012, all school kids must master reading, writing and mathematics by Year 4 (with English included, I presume).
But the joke on the KPI was this:-
To improve the international perception of corruption in Malaysia by improving the country’s ranking in the world’s corruption index
And it is joke because it is headed by:-
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohd Nazri Aziz (dubbed Joker of the Year – more than once) for fighting corruption
This is one KPI that DOOMED from the moment it was announced.