Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi said today that the performance of all the cabinet ministers will be constantly monitored to ensure that they do their job. He said the monitoring would be done by a special committee that would report each minister's performance to him.
He told his ministers to work hard and if they could not perform, they could quit. But, I would like to point out that quitting is something very rare in Malaysia even if the minister is found guilty of abusing his powers or corruption, he will try his best to keep his job and will not resign.
On the cabinet reshuffle announced on Tuesday, Abdullah said the change in portfolios of three ministers was aimed at giving them exposure.