Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Special Court for Corruption Cases

Malaysia is not known as a kleptocracy for nothing. It is a label well-earned!

So very true! Corruption is so bad that plentiful cases of wrongdoing are being unearthed with a regularity that is scarily surreal. 

So much so that Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad had to announced yesterday that the government plans to set up a special court for corruption cases. He said his PH government hopes to establish it as soon as possible as people are asking how was it that some individuals who were corrupt seemed to escape punishment or came out clean. 

Mahathir added that this was an effort to fight corruption and to ensure that other cases would not be delayed or affected due to the holding of corruption cases in the same courts. He highlighted that the judges for this court would be appointed through “the usual manner”. 

I, like every other Malaysian wants Najib Razak and company to be put on trial without delay – so he can be punished for his crimes against the country. 

Sunday’s Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Dundee saw the former winning 1-0. Odsonne Edouard's 96th-minute goal moved Celtic 10 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership. 

And Liverpool thankfully beat Fulham 2-1. Overall, a sloppy game from the Reds, not to mention the cock-up that occurred between Alisson and Virgil van Dijk. 

I know it is wrong to sound too negative on a day when the Reds went top of the Premier League, but this must be a warning sign ahead of the final seven league games of the season. The win means Jurgen Klopp’s team take a two-point lead over Manchester City, having played a game more.

On Monday, I was at the NAWEM Toastmasters meeting where my meeting role changed as fast and furious as a quick-change artist. First, I was the Toastmaster-of-the-Evening, then it changed to Grammarian, and then to a Speech Evaluator. 

Anyway, this meeting was held at a Subang Jaya venue in Jalan SS19/1D called The Base.

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