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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Reforms my foot - never shall be under BN

Lame duck Prime Minister Abdullah Bodohwi presented two Bills to the Parliament - proposed Malaysian Commission on Anti-Corruption (MCAC) and proposed Judicial Appointments Council (JAC). Both are useless.

The MCAC will not have any prosecution power which will remain with the public prosecutor, who is also the attorney-general which report to the Prime Minister’s Department. So where are the teeth? and where is this "independence"?

Malaysiakini also reported that the JAC will be fully under the thumb of the Prime Minister.

So folks, forget about reforms, not as long as federal power is with the BN (Barisan Nasional). They have no will power for any reform. One can only hope that eventually, Pakatan Rakyat will eventually gain federal power and introduce the greatly needed reforms.

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