Saturday, 19 April 2008

Setting up of Judicial Commission not because of Opposition pressure

The government's move to set up a judicial appointments commission is not aimed at satisfying the wishes of opposition parties, according to Information Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek.

He said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had long wished for the judiciary to be a strong and independent pillar of government.

"As such, the question of fullfilling the wishes of the opposition does not arise," he said yesterday when asked to comment on remarks by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail that the opposition parties had championed this for a long time.

Ahmad Shabery said the Barisan Nasional (BN) government had addressed this issue even in its 2004 election manifesto.

It could not be implemented in the BN's previous term of office as there were other more pressing issues then, he said.

These included emphasis on the concept of integrity, attending to the Ninth Malaysia Plan's economic needs and setting up development corridors to ensure equitable distribution of the economic pie, said Ahmad Shabery,

"The decision by the Prime Minister (to set up the commission) should be viewed positively and supported by all as it is aimed at strengthening the judiciary," he said.

"Parti Keadilan Rakyat and Wan Azizah should remember (PKR advisor Datuk Seri) Anwar (Ibrahim) himself did nothing to rectify the situation when he was in the government," he added.

The setting up of the council was announced by Abdullah at a dinner organised by the Bar Council here last night. - BERNAMA

(Ok- lah shabery if you insist in saying so. But let me ask you this - if the BN had not lost so disastrously in the recent March 8 polls, do you think Pak Lah would bother about setting up a Judicial Commission?)


IZWAN said...

He's lying laarrr...Everyone know, hope there are no more Zainuddin Maidin number two..Maybe he the next Zainuddin Maidin...Hope not so larr!!!1

'Power to the people!!!'

小针 said...

Read my comment in Chinese:

Anonymous said...

Shabery Chik (pronounce as Shame Beri Cek) ia another breed genetically similar to ZAM and another BS (bodoh sombong) Nazri Aziz..may God Bless Us Malaysian.

Ramli Mohd Yunus X DAP

Rozaimi said...

He was blufing and trying to fool us. It was in their manifesto in 2004? Really? Why then it took them more than 4 years to implement such an easy thing? Let me tell you why. It was no because they were busy with other things like the 9th MP, but it was also because the Minister in charge of legal matters was none others than the "sometimes brainless" Minister, Nazri Aziz, who most of them time, if not all the time, talked rubbish.