KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 — Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) has urged Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to set clear key performance indicators for his Cabinet members.

The anti-graft group said having KPIs help provide clear guidance on the objectives of the government and assess their performance amid the expectation that Anwar's administration will work immediately at improving governance and eradicating corruption.

"As they work towards meeting their KPIs, it is vital that their progress and achievements are reported to the rakyat in a timely and transparent manner," it said in a statement today.

"This 'Report Card' is in line with the unity government’s aim to be transparent, practice good governance, eradicate corruption and demonstrate accountability," the group added.


Anwar has repeatedly given assurance that Pakatan Harapan's anti-corruption agenda will be the new government's top priority.

He now leads a coalition government with Barisan Nasional as one of its partners. Many of the coalition's top leaders are tainted with financial scandals, which have fuelled skepticism that Anwar can roll out his reform plan smoothly.

BN leaders have pledged to "do their best" to carry out the prime minister's mandate.


TI-M said the current government should be given time to identify and prioritise its commitments to the rakyat but said Anwar should not delay carrying out reforms.

It has asked the government to adopt the National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP), an apolitical document that was formulated in 2019 by the then Pakatan Harapan government and largely endorsed by subsequent governments.

"The NACP provides clear guidance and indicators on initiatives to improve governance and integrity practice at the national level," it said.

"The culture of transparency and being accountable does not require any grace period — it should be practiced immediately. This is what the rakyat expects and our country needs to address its various challenges and reset itself."