Tan Sri T C Goh
KOTA KINABALU: The Federation of Chinese Associations Sabah (FCAS) has welcomed and supported the Government’s move to revamp the Corporate Policy and Governance Monitoring Committee (CPGMC).
In expressing his support, its President, Tan Sri T C Goh, also proposed that the State Government expand its capacity, by appointing professionals from the private sector, as well as community leaders and representatives, to the Committee, so that it could better perform its given tasks independently and transparently.
For a start, he suggested that the Committee consider freezing hiring of staff for statutory bodies (BBNs) and government-linked companies (GLCs), to prevent unwarranted appointments to new posts.
“For example, if a GLC is overstaffed, it may consider transferring some of its staff, who are suitable for the job, to another GLC which is facing a shortage of staff,” he said in a statement.
Goh was convinced that the said monitoring committee, which comes under the State Ministry of Finance, could better strengthen and enhance the supervision of BBNs and GLCs to curb abuses of power, besides enhancing their performance by ensuring that they engage the right individuals for the right jobs.
Goh, who is also President of the Federation of Sabah and Labuan Hokkien Associations (FSLHA), also said that the said Committee should strive to ensure high accountability in the conducts of BBNs and GLCs.
He said this is crucial and necessary since they are essentially funded with taxpayers’ money, hence every single sen spent must be accounted for.
“In other words, besides assisting the State Government and the State Ministry of Finance, the Committee is also supervising the BBNs and GLCs to curb abuses of power, on behalf of the people,” he said.
Goh, who is also a member of the State Economic Advisory Council (SEAC), thus hoped the State Government could consider expanding the capacity of the Committee, by appointing professionals from the private sector, as well as community leaders and representatives to the Committee, so that it could better perform its given tasks more independently and transparently.