LegCo discusses succession planning

Rokiah Mahmud

Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah said that in the succession planning for government-linked companies (GLCs) under Darussalam Assets, the ratio is around 85 per cent of local staff to 14 to 15 per cent of expatriate workers.

“This is one of our efforts in taking over from the expatriates. However, it needs to be carried out slowly,” he said in response to a question raised by Legislative Council (Legco) member Yang Berhormat Haji Mohimin bin Haji Johari @ Jahari, regarding succession planning by GLCs and non-GLCs for the replacement of expatriate workers with locals to enable technology, knowledge and experience transfer.

“I suggest a national succession planning for government and private sectors, which would bring about productivity and manpower audit, to achieve high efficiency in public services,” said Yang Berhormat Haji Mohimin.

Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud responded, “Succession planning aims to achieve high efficiency and productivity. To achieve the purpose, several flagship programmes under the current Civil Service Leadership Pipeline (CSLP) have been carried out over the years.

“These CSLP programmes include the Young Executive Programme (YEP), the Executive Development Programme for Middle Management Officers (EDPMMO) and Executive Development Programme for Senior Government Officers (EDPSGO). All of these programmes are aimed at producing officers or manpower for the succession planning, as outlined in the government ministries, according to their respective directions and schemes.”