Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Haven't You Had Enough Of All These 'Independent Commission But They'll Have To Report To Me/I'll Make Final Decision' Crap?

Last Friday:



I am pleased to announce to you tonight that the Government is proposing the setting up of a Judicial Appointments Commission to identify and recommend candidates for the judiciary to the Prime Minister. While the constitutional prerogative of the Prime Minister to put forward names to DYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang Di Pertuan Agong will remain, the Commission will help to evaluate and vet candidates in a systematic and credible manner for the Prime Minister, based on clearly defined criteria.

[Source]

Today:



“There’s always a minister, anywhere in the world, responsible for any institution set up. And I will be responsible for the institution,” said the PM.

[Source]

Do you buy him? Those were what he was actually selling immediately when he took over in 2003 and after the election in 2004.

Already, there are skepticisms saying that the ultimate power belongs to the Attorney General (read Terence's editorial below) and there's a need to ammend the Constitution for the AG Chambers to be independent also.

Yes, a long road back to credibility. Not 'baru 10 minit turun padang' anymore.

Boleh caya kah? Not that we don't want to kasi dia can lah, but everything he does seem to have his SIL's hand in it. And it's bloody obvious. You see his latest 'flip-flop'...

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