Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his Cabinet ministers on Saturday continued their retreat at a hotel in Subang Jaya, here.

The two-day retreat, which began Friday, was said to have discussed various matters on development and the country’s administration including the key performance index (KPI).

The KPI, announced by Najib in April, was introduced to monitor the ministers’ performance and achievement and reflect the innovation introduced by the government as well as its more responsible and focused approach which gave priority to the people.

In the announcement, the Prime Minister had said he would be personally and directly involved in studying the performance of all ministers every six months with the assistance of Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon.

Last month, Dr Koh confirmed that the retreat would be held early this month and that it was compulsory for all cabinet members to attend.

Meanwhile, attempts by the media who had been waiting since morning to interview the ministers were unsuccessful as they were prevented to enter the hotel by police personnel and the hotel’s security guards.

Najib, who is also the Finance Minister, was seen leaving the hotel at about 5.45 pm, accompanied by Dr Koh and Khazanah Nasional Bhd managing director Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar.

Dr Koh later re-entered the hotel but turned down requests for an interview by the journalists who had followed him to the lift.

— BERNAMA