30 November 2007

Six government agencies vying for PM’s award

The Star

PETALING JAYA: Two municipal councils have been shortlisted as finalists for the Prime Minister’s Quality Award (Aksa) 2007.

Subang Jaya and Manjung municipal councils are among the six government agencies and departments vying for the award to be announced tonight.

The others are the Inter-national Islamic University, Na-tional Registration Department, Malaysian Timber Industry Board and Tabung Haji.

Manjung council secretary Is-mail Saffian said the council was keen to win to set a benchmark for other councils and share information on improving their delivery system.

Tabung Haji group managing director and chief executive officer Datuk Ismee Ismail said to be shortlisted was already an honour for the agency.

The winning agency will bag RM50,000, a trophy and certificate from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Introduced in 1991, the Aksa award is aimed at creating awareness on quality in the public sector and recognising government agencies that have good management and leadership skills.

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