Thursday, October 9, 2008

malaysiakini and Badawi's TO DO List

One thing I observed about his expression during the press conference was that he looked quite rested, unlike the haggard weary-lined face we have gotten used to.
Being the PM in a nation like ours is a heavy burden especially when so many in your own Cabinet are ever ready to stab you in the back.
According to this malaysikini article 'I plan to complete my mission' among the tasks he has numbered are:

1.ESTABLISHING the Judicial Appointments Commission to enhance the stature of the judiciary.
2.ESTABLISHING the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission with greater powers of investigation and enforcement.
3.ESTABLISHING the Special Complaints Commission to enhance the integrity and effectiveness of enforcement agencies.
4.STRENGTHENING and enlarging the Social Safety Net to ensure aid to all, regardless of race and religion.
5.HOLDING a Barisan Nasional convention to improve inter-racial and inter-religious relations.

It all looks good in the Star newspapers but my reaction is as follows; according to the same numbers.

1.What is the definition of "ESTABLISHING"? Sending bills for debate in Parliament is not enough. We should have more positive actions on the findings of the Lingam Commision Inquiry and not drag the matter for months.
2.We should have enough evidence to bring to court a few of the VVIP cases. See how easy it was to try Anwar on sodomy charges?
3.Do the IPCMC first and bring the police under proper control - 3 years overdue and these guys can still use the ISA on anyone.
4.Good initiative but suggest the mechanisms should be not linked to political parties.
5.This is not government business and taxpayers' monies should not be used. If BN provides the right framework, they may win the next elections.

Photo: Thanks to the Star

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