Involving the public in country’s development and transformation will ensure inclusive growth, Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) Deputy Director General Dato Abdul Latif bin Haji Abu Seman said.
The Malaysian executive, during the two-day Leadership Conference of Public Management Development Program (PMDP) at the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) here, said citizen-centered services will translate to good governance.
He said the government should always prioritize and immediately address concerns of its people.
In Malaysia, he cited, major concerns of its people include public transport, corruption, and safety.
In addressing concerns of people, make sure inclusivity is exercised, the Malaysian official said.
He added that the Malaysian government has required its officials to call for public consultations and get direct feedback from its people whenever making projects, programs, or crafting new regulations.
He said the current administration of Malaysia is pushing for Government Transformation Program.
Among the key goals of the Program is increasing its per capita gross domestic product (GDP) to not less than USD 15,000 in 2020, making Malaysia as a developed country.
Currently, Malaysia’s per capita GDP is slightly above USD 10,000.
Promoting good governance means accountability, transparency, responsiveness, effectiveness and efficiency, rule of law, participation, equity and inclusiveness, said the Malaysian executive. (PNA)