One term enough to measure assemblymen's KPI

31 Oct 2023 11:42am
Sivamurugan Pandian - Photo by Sinar Harian
Sivamurugan Pandian - Photo by Sinar Harian

SHAH ALAM - A service of one term is sufficient to measure the key performance indicators (KPI) of each elected representatives whether they deserved to be maintained or dropped in the next election.

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) political analyst Professor Datuk Dr Sivamurugan Pandian said the duration of five years was sufficient to implement their promises and solve the public’s issues in their respective areas.

“Despite some parties viewing the duration as short to implement what was promised, it should not be made into an excuse as five years represented the time to perform their duties, repair and improve the area to the best of their abilities.

“Maybe there are challenges, but this is the condition that representatives must perform their best through to achieve the trust of the public.

“After all, if they remain (assemblymen) for two or three terms, it will hinder the chances of other candidates to become a new face especially youth leaders,” he told Sinar.

DAP secretary-general Anthony Loke Siew Fook on Sunday gave a reminder for any party representatives that did not achieve the performance would be replaced by new faces.

He said the evaluation and performance became an important guide to ensure representatives gave their service with full responsibility and were beneficial for their respective areas.

Sivamurugan added to achieve the KPI, set representatives must win the hearts of the public, especially towards the welfare of residents.

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He said the representatives’ KPI was measured through the voters of the respective areas based on the level of service and communication.

“If they give their service to the best of their abilities, they will be chosen again. Everything will be valued such as the service whether it fulfills the needs, desires and comfort of the public especially in terms of welfare and infrastructure.

“In terms of communications, it looked towards whether they were easily contacted and including the aid given. If they truly wanted to reach the KPI, representatives must be reachable to the public and not just go to the Parliament and State Assembly to debate,” he said.