How do ministers, BN shadows rate their performance?
8 May 2019, 9:46 pm
Updated a year ago
In conjunction with the first anniversary of the Pakatan Harapan
administration, Malaysiakini has asked each ministry to assess their own
The report cards below are based on self-assessments by ministers or deputy
They list out the biggest achievements of a ministry, as well as what it should have done, but did not, in the past year.
To counterbalance the government’s own assessments, Malaysiakini also
asked the BN shadow cabinet for its comments on the performance of the
ministries. However, some shadow ministers were either uncontactable, or
withheld their comments when contacted.
Click or tap on the name of each ministry below to view their report cards.
Please note that some ministries did not respond with regard to what it was
unable to achieve within the past year.
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Shadow minister Ahmad Maslan on the ministry’s performance:
Carrying on the right policies introduced former minister Mustapa Mohamed.
There was a decrease in the value of trade exports in the first two months of 2019.
(Editor’s note: Trade export data for March 2019 was not yet available at the time of the interview)
Primary Industries Ministry
Minister: Teresa Kok
Deputy: Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin
Implementing B10 palm oil biodiesel for diesel vehicles, and B7 biodiesel for the industrial sector.
Reforming the Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB), including imposing a moratorium on property development projects and stopping leakages.
The Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOC) successfully persuading Asean member countries not to endorse a strategic partnership agreement between Asean and the European Union (EU), in order to retaliate against the latter’s discrimination against palm oil.
Yet to achieve close to 100 percent Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification for the whole value chain of the oil palm industry.
Yet to complete attainable reforms in the oil palm industry, and to push for implementation of a mandate for B20 biodiesel in the transport sector.
Yet to implement strategic and effective communication strategies for the “Love MY Palm Oil” campaign in the palm oil battle against the EU.
Shadow minister Mastura Yazid was uncontactable.
Prime Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs)
Minister: Mujahid Yusof Rawa
Deputy: Fuziah Salleh
Introducing the "compassionate state" (negara rahmah) concept.
Ensuring the minister no longer holds an important position in the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Council.
Yet to free mosques from politics and religious radicalisation.
Shadow minister: None (the previous shadow minister Shabudin Yahaya has joined Pakatan Harapan).
Prime Minister’s Department (Law)
Minister: Liew Vui Keong
Deputy: Mohamed Hanipa Maidin
Pass a bill to abolish the Anti-Fake News Act 2017 at Dewan Rakyat.
Commence efforts to restore Sabah and Sarawak as equal partners.
Initiating move to abolish mandatory death sentence.
Editor’s Note: The abolition of the Anti-Fake News Act was rejected at Dewan Negara. The Parliament did not pass the constitutional amendment for Sabah and Sarawak while the bill to abolish mandatory death penalty is yet to be tabled.
Yet to amend the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 to make death sentence leniency provisions less strict.
Shadow minister Azalina Othman Said on the ministry’s performance:
Forming parliamentary select committees.
Appointing a member of the opposition as the chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
The ministry has not established a court to deal with sexual crimes against children in other states and amend laws related to child protection.
The ministry has not reformed the law by amending or abolishing certain laws as promised in their manifesto.
The ministry has not conducted public consultations on many issues, such as the ratification of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Icerd) and the Rome Statute, and the constitutional amendment regarding Sabah and Sarawak’s status.
Prime Minister’s Department (National Unity and Social Well-being)
Minister: P Waythamoorthy
Deputy: Mohamed Farid Md Rafik
Establishing effective cooperation between the ministry, residents’ associations and the private sector to promote unity.
Organising the first-ever National Orang Asli Convention.
Establishing a more transparent system for fund allocations by the Malaysian Indian Transformation Unit (Mitra).
Shadow minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob refused to comment.
Rural Development Ministry
Minister: Rina Harun
Deputy: R Sivarasa
Helping entrepreneurs in rural areas to succeed.
Assisting students from poor families to pursue tertiary education.
Introducing the Desa Harapan programme.
Yet to help villagers address waste disposal issues.
Yet to implement Desa Digital programme.
Yet to address the issue of population migration from rural to urban areas.
Shadow minister Annuar Musa refused to comment.
Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry
Minister: Mohammadin Ketapi
Deputy: Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik
Ensuring Kuala Lumpur remained one of the top ten most visited cities in 2018, according to Euromonitor International.
Successfully organising the World Library and Information Congress.
Dondang Sayang, a love ballad which originated in Malacca in the 15th century, being recognised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) as "intangible cultural heritage".
Yet to launch a bigger marketing campaign to promote Malaysian tourism, due to financial constraints.
Shadow minister Nazri Abdul Aziz refused to comment.
Minister: Anthony Loke
Deputy: Kamarudin Jaffar
Reducing commuting cost through the RapidKL unlimited travel pass and 20 percent discount for KTM Komuter and BRT users.
Fixing flight tickets prices for festive seasons at affordable rates.
Standardising commercial vehicle fees for Sabah and Sarawak.
Shadow minister Wee Ka Siong refused to comment.
Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry
Minister: Xavier Jayakumar
Deputy: Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji
Completing the restructuring of the Selangor water industry.
Launching the Save Our Malayan Tiger Campaign.
Preparing standard operating procedure for bauxite mining.
Shadow minister Bung Moktar Radin on the ministry’s performance:
Resolving water issues at the national level.
Women, Family, and Community Development Ministry
Minister: Wan Azizah Wan Ismail
Deputy: Hannah Yeoh
Introducing the i-Suri incentive scheme, which encourages husbands to contribute towards their wives' retirement fund.
Enabling the public to check for child sexual offenders in a registry.
Allocating RM10 million for the establishing of 50 childcare centres in public agencies nationwide.
Shadow minister Noraini Ahmad refused to comment.
Minister: Baru Bian
Deputy: Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir
Abolishing motorcycle tolls on three routes.
Initiating the construction of the Sarawak-Sabah link road.
Launching the Impact programme by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), which aims to test and certify products of Industrialised Building System (IBS) manufacturers.
Yet to complete abolishment of tolled highways.
Shadow minister M Saravanan refused to comment.
Youth and Sports Ministry
Minister: Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman
Deputy: Steven Sim
Introducing the Malaysian Future Leaders School programme.
Establishing the Special Health Scheme for athletes.
Implementing the Yellow Ribbon project, which aims to provide a second chance for former prisoners and former inmates of rehabilitation centres.
Yet to provide 100,000 job opportunities for the youth.
Yet to provide affordable housing projects for the youth.
Yet to lower the voting age to 18 through a constitutional amendment.
Shadow minister Mohd Shahar Abdullah refused to comment.
Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali and his deputy Mohd Radzi Md Jidin did not respond to Malaysiakini’s queries, and neither did BN shadow economic affairs minister Hasan Arifin.
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