Civil servants are encouraged to focus on introduction of innovative solutions for a better public service delivery system.
“Based on the 2020 Global Innovation Index, Malaysia places 33rd out of 133 countries from medium-income economy, proving that our citizens have what it takes to create high-quality innovations,” he said in his speech during the state-level Innovation Day celebration at the state secretariat building recently.
Also present were Perak state secretary, Dato’ Ahmad Suaidi Abdul Rahim; mayor of Ipoh, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin; and State Executive Councillor for Health, Science, Environment and Green Technology, Ahmad Saidi Mohamad Daud.
“I know it’s easier said than done to be thinking innovatively, but it’s not impossible,” Faizal added. “I’m confident that our civil servants possess the skill to realise significant contributions for the country’s betterment.”
Among award recipients were Viper group from Perak State Department of Veterinary Services for their ‘Viblower’ project and Ipoh City Council (MBI) for their MyNoRisk@MBI system.
Viper, as the grand prize winner, received RM5,000 cash reward and a trophy, while MBI along with four other groups, as potential innovation award recipients, walked away with RM1,000 and trophies.