Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi delivers his speech during the ministry’s Strategic Plan book launch at Putrajaya. Pic by MOHD FADLI HAMZAH

PUTRAJAYA: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has outlined 25 key performance indicators (KPI) for the Home Ministry this year, of which eight components serve as the main focus.

Zahid, who is also Home Minister, said the eight focuses include intensifying enforcement to combat crime and illegal foreigners, as well as strengthening the country’s border security to fight human trafficking, smuggling of migrants, and cross border crime.

“We will also empower and diversify community engagement to combat crime and increase the perception of safety among Malaysians.

“Other focuses include raising awareness on crime through campaigns at education institutions, community, workplace and social media for prevention measures, and increase correctional, rehabilitation and post-rehabilitation programmes to reduce the number of repeat crime and drug-offenders.

“We will also streamline the radicalism and extremism prevention and control strategy, as well as combat global terrorism,” he said at the launch of the ministry’s Strategic Plan book today.

He said other components include upholding integrity when taking action and protecting the good image of the ministry.

He said the staff must also practise thinking ‘outside the box’ and make it a culture.

“I hope we can maintain the previous achievements although the number of KPIs have been reduced.

“Although this year’s KPIs have been limited to 25, we will continue to do better and lead other ministries,” he said.

Previously, the number of KPIs set by the ministry was 12 in 2014; 17 in 2015; 22 in 2016 and 38 in 2017.

Zahid said the ministry was among those which dared to set higher targets compared to other ministries.

"The ministry continues to excel. Last year, we aimed to achieve 138 per cent of the KPI, but we surpassed the target with an unofficial KPI of 157 per cent," he said

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