Director General's Message

Assalamualaikum W.B.T. and Greetings

Welcome to the official portal of the Local Government Department (LGD). This website is one of the mediums of communication between LGD and the general public as a channel for disseminating the organization's main information to the public. LGD places great emphasis on the accuracy of information and ease of browsing the portal and welcomes any suggestions for improvement to increase the effectiveness of this portal. I hope that this portal can provide information and facilities for customers to access information, especially regarding LGD's role to help Local Authorities (LA) provide municipal services for the well-being of the people.

The year 2022 is the year for Malaysia to get back on track after the entire country has worked to ensure that the effects of the Covid-19 virus are over and to reactivate the country's economic activities. LGD continues to excel in providing the best service to the people by successfully achieving set targets such as the implementation of PBTPay, OSC 3.0 Plus and Penilaian Sistem Penarafan Bintang (Star-Rating) Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan (SPB-PBT) for the year 2022. LGD has also launched the Program Transformasi Pasar Malam which has been implemented in stages with 50 night market sites being the main focus throughout the country. This program is one of the approaches in giving a new look to night market operation after the Covid-19 pandemic.

In conjunction with the year 2023, I hope that LGD continue to excel in providing the best service to the people. LGD is committed to implementing the Government's policies to ensure that the welfare of the people can be improved. Among the main focuses for 2023 are: The seven (7) main focuses of Minister of Local Government Development for the year 2023 are as follows:

  1. Develop and empower the role of local government;
  2. Develop the potential of LA to generate additional sources of income for the country;
  3. More comprehensive and competitive housing planning;
  4. Community empowerment regardless of race;
  5. More effective and efficient solid waste management that can produce green energy;
  6. Strengthening the smart city and safe city agenda; and
  7. Strengthen firefighting and rescue preparedness including taking care of the welfare of firefighters.

I also want to emphasize aspects of good governance and integrity in the delivery of public services. Strengthening governance through transparency and accountability is the core of an organization's excellence and closes the space for the existence of negative perceptions towards public services. Therefore, a work culture of integrity should be applied and given priority especially in the fight against corruption in the public service.

I also hope that LGD team can fully optimize the use of digital applications to realize new norms in carrying out their duties and responsibilities as civil servants to produce the best quality of work.

Finally, may all LGD team continue to be steadfast in shouldering their responsibilities as excellent civil servants based on integrity and further make LGD one of the best agencies in public service.

Welcome to the Local Government Department portal.

Thank you.

Dato’ Mohd Fadzli bin Mohd Kenali
Director General
Local Government Department