smell-a-rat

And it could be any PM!

So what’s the point of having a Judicial Appointment Council if it’s going to be under the armpit of the Prime Minister?

Not under his thumb, Ms. Beh Lih Yi (Malaysiakini), because anything which pretends to be independent of the powers that be but is not, stinks. So armpit, it is!

What kind of Council are we talking about if the PM “can revoke the appointment of anyone in the nine-member JAC at any time without having to give a reason” ?

It sorely means that members of the Council are the slaves of the PM of the day. Abdullah, Abdullah, you have finally become like your predecessor Tun Mahathir!

And if the PM is going to ask for further recommendations every time he is not happy with recommendations of candidates by the JAC, doesn’t it seem very “birokratik”?

Worst still, the PM’s going to have the FINAL say on the candidates recommended by the commission, when he advises the Agong on the appointment of judges.

MAY AS WELL JUST CALL IT JAP – Judicial Appointment of the PM!

Who is Abdullah really trying to fool? This is called ‘REFORM”? Looks more like “DEFORM” lah!

Already we are a laughing stock in the eyes of the world for not allowing people to cycle with a red T-shirt, now this?

I find the JAC’s  functions No. 6 and 7, really ironical:

6. Members are obliged to disclose their relationship with any candidate under consideration in the selection of judges. The bill defines ‘relationships’ as those of a spouse, former spouse, sibling, uncle, aunt, cousin, sibling to spouse or former spouse and their uncle, aunt and cousin.

7. Members are also required to disclose their connection with any candidate, including their nominee, partner, former partner, spouse of a partner or former partner, a person practising in a firm linked to members and a trustee of a trust under which members or their family are a beneficiary.

What about CJ Zaki Azmi? He will be one of the persons sitting in this so called JAP or JAC.

Isn’t he just too closely connected to the ruling party by being their ex-lawyer?

Hmm…some may just say – it’s all in the past. But the past has a way of catching up with you in ways you’ll never expect.

JAC, konon-nya.

36 responses »

  1. wits0 says:

    The quintessence of bumno has always been “CONFORM”, something for which this Universe must be be deformed to serve this very end. Anything it says is done as never ending equivocation for which it reserve all rights from the very beginning.

    How does the spoon understood the taste of the soup ; so how does it know what’s Reform? Voters here created a Frankenstein monster and if for 51 years they remained in coma, the life support plug may as well be pulled for good!

  2. Batu Ferringhi says:

    AAB has confirmed himself as “the worse PM of Malaysia” ever.

  3. Eagle says:

    How unlucky we are as Malaysians. PM is trying to fool the rakyats yet again.
    I thought this Pak Lah is God fearing but this moron is making me sick with this kind of so called reform.
    You are right, it is deform and not reform. Reject, reject and reject before it becomes correct, correct correct. What the F*($………

  4. tun perak says:

    SATU LAGI sendiwara dari umno, this is what you call a political hogwash, a bullshite con, trying to out con the conned Malaysian public, after 51 years you would think they would have got the message in 2004 when we strongly voted for his manifesto to clean up, well before the advent of the internet it was a different story, now BN AND UMNO BEWARE WE ARE GOING TO SCRAP YOU OFF THE face of this earth, come next election.

  5. tun perak says:

    SATU LAGI sendiwara dari umno, this is what you call a political hogwash, a bullshite con, trying to out con the conned Malaysian public, after 51 years you would think they would have got the message in 2004 when we strongly voted for his manifesto to clean up, well before the advent of the internet it was a different story, now BN AND UMNO BEWARE WE ARE GOING TO SCRAP YOU OFF THE face of this earth, come next election.

  6. phil says:

    Looks like an angel but actually a devil in desguised.i curse myself for giving my vote to him in 2004 ge but hope and make sure the people collectively would not be fooled again.change we must!

  7. monsterball says:

    He put out something that Malaysians was hoping for.
    Than he comes out with all those terms and conditions…making a mockery of so call free and easy JAC.
    This Dollah is Papak Munafik.

  8. kittykat46 says:

    In the end its the UMNOfied version of the Judicial Appointments Commission – give the surface resemblance of independence, adding layers of bureaucracy, but actually keeping all the real control.

    Folks, we are being hoodwinked.

  9. Hahaha says:

    Ole man river, has finally revealed his true colors. Even with his 100 days left as PM he could’nt do something right for the nation. If that was the type of great reforms he was crowing about, then, just as well, there is no reform.
    When Najib comes in as PM, would you think he will prosecute himself with all the hanky panky that he was doing? Perhaps, we should ask poor Altantuya.
    This is the style of UMNO bums, you scratch my back and I scratch yours!

  10. wandererAUS says:

    Mirror, mirror on the wall, “Who are the BIGGEST SUCKERS of them all?”
    No prize for your guess!

  11. panca says:

    Someone pls tell him fast what he does comes to nought…farce. We are running against time and they are shifting the goalposts again, TDM is laughing. Hope he, The 100 day PM ‘knows’ what he is talking about, yunno lah, bukan saje “cakap tak serupa bikin’ malah tidak mempunyai otak bercapaciti berkebolehan, “disabled, paralysed mind.

    “Dont do something not doing something right is truly a making of a legacy of imbecile”

  12. wandererAUS says:

    Quote Abdullah: “It is not about my legacy”

    Sure Mr conman, it is about one’s integrity and dignity.

  13. rider says:

    Good God! Why do we have to wait until the next elections to take these guys out? What reform if it comes out of the deformed?

  14. jb says:

    These crooks have only one thing in mind – self preservation. As long as they are able to hoodwink the raakyat, consider it mission accomplished.
    The next stage is how to count the bounty.If retirement is necessary, why worry. Semua sudah ada.

  15. koli says:

    foolish fool fooling the public.PM seems to encourage corrupction, thats what i can make out for his cronied to make wealth.dogs are more respected that humans in malaysia.asholes are born everyday

  16. Monkee says:

    Trying two kill 2 birds with one stone.

    PM will be seen to have fulfilled some of his plegdes of reforms and at the same time BUmNO still gets to call the shots, pulling the strings from behind.

    How convenient. Poor rakyat !!!

  17. Markky says:

    What to do? A weak leader breeds weak reform.

  18. ahoo says:

    What can a man controlled by warlords do ? He may not even fully understand those terms and conditions therein, since it was drafted by his socalled advisers. Well, the govt better knows that the rakyats are not so gullible anymore and are pleased with whatever they ‘cook for us’. They may fool some people some of the time BUT certainly not all the people all the time.

  19. amoker says:

    Reform? it is more like deform…
    Just creating another level of bereucracy..

  20. Baby Jeancumlabatly says:

    To be fair to AAB, the US Supreme Court Judges are appointed by (US) President/s who they deemed has affiliation to their (Republican/Democrat) party.

    But of course, the the appointments of the Judges top jobs must get approval form Congressmen and Senators after cogent deliberations from the member of House (Congress)and the legislative body (Senate) in a bipartisan consensus.

    But in view of the mired image of the Judiciary marred by the “Linggamgate” scandal which if further probed will open a floodgates of likewise cases and anew in Bolehland, the imprimatur of any PM to veto the JAC’s appointment may jeopardize the appointed Judge/s impartiality in the favour of the PM of Malaysia.

    Overall, it’s just like enactment of the much awaited IPCMC with the IGP as it’s chairman which is nothing but going back to square one.

    The Chief Justice is also the JAC Chairman. What a travesty isn’t it?

  21. johanssm / khun Pana says:

    That is right , it is deformed .
    and i wants my MP to reject it.
    Or maybe the pm do not understand the word “bebas”.
    We do know the pm is ” bebal”.
    Same goes with the newly propose ACA bill.
    It is toothless. What is the point of having a toothless “bebas” ACA may i ask.
    And btw , under which carpet was the IPCMC swept to.

  22. ericind says:

    Ha,ha,ha,wat type of reform is this,typical umno shit policies,that shows Bodohwi still crazy of gripping power.if he really sincere enough to sweep the corruption,ask him to start with son,sil,najis,musa,patai,toyo,ali ketam n many more…

  23. ericind says:

    According to Malaysiakini report today,the official residence of bodohwi n najis in sri perdana,Putrajaya ,the rental n maint cost taxpayers money more than 10 million per year,just imagine if this figures to delivered to the kampong forks..

  24. eeyaw says:

    Susan,
    By now you should have known what to expect from him. He thinks we all Rakyat are “bodoh sombong” and easily hookwinked. It’s the case of pulling wool over a wolf. More of the same bullshit! I want my taxed dollars back.

  25. Drachen says:

    Susan,

    I’m sure you mean “ambit” and not “armpit”.
    🙂

  26. Johnny Cheah says:

    I HAD COMMENTED IN YB LIM KIT SIANG BLOG THAT HE WILL NOT DO ANYTHING WITH REGARDS TO REFORM. IF A MAN HAD DONE NOTHING FOR THE PAST 5/6 YEARS WHEN HE RULE THE COUNTRY. WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT HIM TO DO IN HIS LAST 100 DAYS AS THE PRIME MINISTER. HE IS ONLY GOOD IN USING HIS AIRBUS 320-19 TO FLY OUT OF THE COUNTRY. MANY PEOPLE HAVE COMMENTED THAT HE IS THE WORSE PRIME MINISTER WE EVER HAD. LOOKING AT HIM, DO YOU THINK HE EVER FEELS EMBARASS. MANY PERSON IN HIS POSITION WILL HAVE LONG AGO RESIGN. NOT ONLY RESIGN, THEY WILL BE ASHAME TO FACE THE WORLD. THE BLAME SHOULD BE ON TUN M WHO WITH ALL HIS MANY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND DEALING WITH ALL TYPES OF PEOPLE HAVE TO PICK THIS MAN TO SUCCEED HIM. ITS ALRIGHT. HIS LEGACY TO US IS THE HIGHEST INFLATIONARY RATE WE HAVE EVER SEEN FOR THE LAST 27 YEARS AND ALSO A WORLD RECORD OF HAVING INCREASED PUMP PRICE OF PETROL BY 40% THE BEST PRIME MINISTER I EVER HAD DURING MY 67 YEARS AND STILL COUNTING IN THIS COUNTRY

  27. ericind says:

    Hi,Susan,where is my previous post?

  28. chris chong says:

    biasa dah.

    you are not that innocent to believe something good introduced by BN/UMNO, right?

    i just wonder the extra money we pay for the petrol (they are earning profit 33%), can they put $$$ directly into their pockets???

  29. ericind says:

    About Bodohwi n najis official residences which cost taxpayers 10 millions.

  30. matt says:

    Luckily i am not the peem otherwise i would have propose idzan ismail as the chairperson for the jac.LOL.

  31. kittykat46 says:

    The PM/ UMNO’s intention is likely to be exactly that – pack the JAC with loyalists who can be counted to “Do the Right Thing” with regard to candidates favourable to the regime.

    Its about how to have the appearance of reform without having Any real reform.

  32. bamboo river says:

    I think the PM is doing this for a reason.
    He is planning NOT to hand over the leadership to DPM on March 2009.

  33. NotToWorry says:

    Pakatan Rakyat will change the law when they come into power next GE.

  34. jeff lee says:

    i also fully believe he’s not leaving. this JAC thing is for his own protection..

  35. wits0 says:

    He does not want to go. He has a larger family than Maha to first enrich.

  36. jeremyadnan says:

    at least he’s doing something rather than nothing.it takes a first small step to go to a great lengts of journey.let’s just give this bill a chance or two for it to be implemented.i’m sure Najib not gonna even dare to kickstart this on his own.

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