The Government’s promise of an improved delivery system takes flesh with the Prime Minister’s unveiling of the short-term targets for the six National Key Result Areas.
Reduction of crime rate
> Reduce street crime, including snatch thefts and unarmed robbery, by 20% by the end of 2010.
> Re-train Rela members to help improve public perception on safety.
> Upgrade equipment for enforcement agencies and increase the usage of CCTV.
> Set up special courts for street crime to speed up the legal process.
> Updating relevant policies, procedures and enforcement to improve global perception.
> Use open or restricted tender process for all government projects with the exception of those sensitive in nature.
Widening access to affordable and quality education
> Make pre-school education part of the national education system.
> Ensure all normal pupils are able to read, write and count when they enter Year Four before 2012.
> Reward school principals and headmasters based on the achievements of each school.
> Turn 100 daily smart, cluster, trust and boarding schools into high performing learning centres by 2012.
Raising the living standard of the Poor
> Pay out all welfare cash aid on the first of each month from January.
> Create 4,000 women entrepreneurs under the Sahabat Amanah Ikhtiar programme by 2012.
Improving Infrastructure in rural areas
> Build 1,500km of roads in Sabah and Sarawak by 2012.
> Ensure that no one lives more than 5km from a tarred road in the peninsula by 2012.
> Increase clean water supply to cover 90% of Sabah and Sarawak by the end of 2012.
> Increase electricity coverage in Sabah and Sarawak to 95% by end of 2012.
> Provide 24-hour electricity supply to 7,000 orang asli families in the peninsula by the end of 2012.
Improving public transport in the Medium term
> Increase the number of public transport users to 25% by end of 2012 from the present 16%.
> Add 35 sets of four-car-trains to operate on the Kelana Jaya LRT track by the end of 2012.