Friday, September 21, 2018

A Reform-minded Government

I think the Mahathir Mohamad administration are slowly but surely getting their act together. 

And I sincerely hope it continues. 

I just checked today’s national news and there is plenty to be glad about. 

First, the prime minsiter (right) said his government have decided to strengthen the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) by rebranding it as the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission  explaining this is to ensure it will become a more holistic body to monitor the police force.

Just as quickly, the fool disguised as the Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun blurted out his unhappiness that the police are losing their rights in the process. He's so full of horseshit! 

He should know that Malaysians’ demand for the IPCMC is to restore public confidence in the police by rooting out pandemic corruption, flagrant misconduct and rampant abuse of power within the force. 

Custodial deaths, the physical and psychological abuse of detainees and the misuse of administrative detention laws are just three glaring wrongs that we wish to see eradicated. 

In fact, the Royal Commission to Enhance the Operation and Management of the Royal Malaysia Police which was established in 2004 had proposed for the IPCMC to be set up by May 2006 – during the premiership of Abdullah Ahmad Badawi – but nothing happened! 

Second, the Public Complaints Bureau will be transformed into the Malaysian Ombudsman, adding that it will require a special Ombudsman Act to be tabled in Parliament. 

The ombudsman system is supposed to greatly assist the management of public complaints in becoming more effective later on, and that it would be independent of the agency or ministry in which it monitors. 

And third, Mahathir declared that the position of ambassadors and/or high commissioners will no longer be filled in by political appointees. 

From now on, the posts will be filled by career civil servants – a move he called “a strong action against ourselves”. 

I’m certain many more overdue reforms will be instituted – and this is only the beginning. 

That’s why Malaysians went to the polling booths in droves on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 to ensure Pakatan Harapan oust the maleficent UMNO and reclaim the country. GE14 was the turning point.

Thumbs-up to Malaysia Baru! 

On Thursday’s Europa League Group B opener between Celtic and Rosenborg, the Scottish champions must have felt relieved that they did manage to secure a slim 1-0 victory. 

The former needed sub Leigh Griffiths to come off the bench to head in with just three minutes left to give a wasteful Celtic their first European group stage home win in eleven games. 

Let’s see how far Celtic can go this time around. 

Today, I attended the Fonterra Brands Malaysia Toastmasters meeting in the Subang Hi-tech Industrial Park in Shah Alam, Selangor. A last-minute call and I was there to take up the Table Topics Evaluator role. 

I'm just happy to be of help!

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