Will our GLCs truly reform?
FocusM | 25 Jan 2019 00:30
A group known as GLC Reform Cluster has lamented the slow progress in reforming government- linked companies (GLCs) since the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government took power on May 9, 2018.
The GLC Reform Cluster is within the larger CSO Platform for Reform Coalition comprising 50 NGOs which act as a watchdog to ensure the government keeps to its pledge to reform GLCs.
We really can’t blame the GLC Reform Cluster for worrying. There is a feeling that besides changes to the boards of several key GLCs, little else is being done.
Worse, there is the perception that the new GLC heads are somewhat PH-friendly or were chosen simply because they were out of favour with the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) government. Are these good enough reasons to appoint them? Shouldn’t the best person for the job be appointed?
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