Perak became the first state to advocate the State-Wide Transformation Approach (S.W.A.T.) programme, in line with the Government Transformation Programme.
Taking some three and a half months to prepare, with the assistance of the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) and the Prime Minister’s Department, it was launched by Chief Minister Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Abd Kadir at the State Secretariat Building recently.
Another first achieved by the state is successfully coming out with a Strategic Organisation Plan for all local authorities, district and land offices and the Perak state secretariat office. The plan complements the Risk Management Plan formulated by the state secretariat office.
Perak is also first in developing a Business Continuity Management (BCM) plan based on a format by MAMPU.
At the launching ceremony, 25 heads of departments and government agencies received the S.W.A.T. documentation, which incorporated the four plans: Strategic Plan, Strategic ICT Plan, Risk Management Plan and Business Continuity Management Plan. They are to implement these plans for a smoother and hasslefree delivery system.