On the closed-door meeting with the departmental heads, Shafie said it was to discuss ways on how to improve effeciency in the delivery system.
State secretary Tan Sri Sukarti Wakiman was also present.
“I’ve also focused on the new ministries and we are looking at various areas such as some structural changes to be done to beef up the capacity of that ministry in order to deliver what has been inspired by the people on the ground.
“We are also looking into some of the promises we’ve made (to be fulfilled) within the short period of 100 days. Some will be announced along the way,” he said.
The three new ministries are Health and People’s Wellbeing Ministry, Education and Innovation Ministry, and Legal and Native Affairs Ministry.
Although he did not elaborate on the promises, Shafie said abolishing communal titles and security were some of the areas they were looking into.
He also added he would be meeting with the Eastern Sabah Security Command and National Security Council tomorrow to discuss on the state security.
On criticisms levelled at him for taking up the Finance portfolio, Shafie responded; “We’ll prove it wrong in the years to come.”
He also did not comment when asked if he plans to hold the post temporarily, replying; “We will see how it is.”
On the legal action taken against him by former Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman and the police report lodged by Yang Di-pertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin against Musa, Shafie said he would leave it to the authorities to take the necessary action.- New Straits Times