‘Broom award’ draws flak
KUALA LUMPUR: The Selangor Mentri Besar's awarding of brooms to under-performing local councils and state agencies to remind them to buck up has drawn flak from many quarters.
Many find his “broom bouquet” for poor performance in poor taste and crude.
The “broom award” was even brought up in Parliament on Tuesday.
The civil service umbrella union Cuepacs said it received calls from its members from other states complaining about the broom.
Cuepacs president Omar Osman said members asked if there was indeed no other way for Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo to express his dissatisfaction.
On Monday, at an excellence awards ceremony Dr Khir gave a broom each to the Hulu Selangor District Council and Hulu Selangor Land Office for failing to collect assessment for 2006 above the stipulated 50% mark.
Dr Khir also warned agencies that failed to hit the target for 2007 to expect the same “present”.
“We can understand the feelings of the civil servants attending the ceremony. The brooms were given openly, without even trying to disguise these by wrapping them,” said Omar on Tuesday.
“We cannot accept such an act. Although we support the Mentri Besar’s intention for all civil servants to improve their performance, there is a better way of doing it, such as giving the agencies a low star ranking or a reminder letter.” (THE STAR, November 14, 2007)
I have written about Selangor MB some time ago. My comment is about his incompetency in managing Selangor.
Can we also sent him a broom to clean himself instead? After all those mess he did in Selangor, I am sure he need something to clean it up with.
Maybe in our card that come together with our gift we can tell him dont forget to clean his peers too! The like of Nazri, Zam and those 'AMPUTEAM'.
Amazing that all of a sudden Khir Toyo beginning to have a habit of cleaning! I wonder all that treatment he had in that 'SPA' he claim he is going to, really change his attitude!