I think I spoke too soon. This was what I wrote in my blog posting yesterday:
Anyway, contrast this with how Zaid Ibrahim’s presence at Pakatan events has been greeted by the folks in Umno.
And now they go and sack him.
Umno’s failure to implement meaningful reforms is complete. Well, you might ask, what about the reforms in the pipeline by March 2009?
I fell off my chair laughing when I read a source quoted on the front page of theSun commenting on the proposed Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), which is supposed to be more independent than the Anti-Corruption Agency:
“This means, the commissioner (the director-general of the agency) will enjoy unprecedented independence as enjoyed by the A-G, the auditor general and judges,” said a source.
Well, we all know how independent they are, right?
If we are lucky, the MACC might even be as ‘independent’ as Suhakam! 🙂
This new Commission will have five committees breathing down its neck:
- MACC Complaints Committee;
- Anti-Corruption Advisory Committee
- Special Committee on the MACC
- Operations Review Panel
- Corruption Consultation and Prevention Panel
Ai-yah, why so complicated one?
This sounds like a recipe for gridlock and tight monitoring. Why can’t we just have independent commissioners reporting to Parliament. What is so difficult?