Friday, April 18, 2008

Ain't that a kick in the head?

(Source: Malaysiakini)

I have always believed that an occasional kick in the butt may be required to get one out of deep stupor. The recent general elections was indeed one such for our sleepy 'flip flop' prime minister.

Last night at the Bar Council's ‘Dinner for Justice’, the PM finally made amends but short of an apology to former Lord President Salleh Abas and other top judges dismissed from the Supreme Court in 1988 - now regarded as Malaysia's darkest hours in its judicial history. He also announced that the government will establish a judicial appointments commission to identify and recommend suitable candidates as a start to reforms in the judiciary. The government will also make goodwill ex-gratia payments to the six judges implicated in the 1988 crisis, three of whom were later removed. This has been a long time coming. (Read the Malaysiakini report, here. The Sun also has his speech in full, here).

We shall see whether he will walk the talk or whether this was just another one of his public relations (PR) exercises to boost his flagging fortunes.

But my blogger friend Zorro's hantu claims that,"He may cross the floor ... !"

Eh? Now that's stretching it a bit.
Like the fella once said,

Ain't that a kick in the head?

Like the sailor said, quote,

Ain't that a hole in the boat?
- Sammy Cahn & Jimmy van Heusen


  1. I say friend hantu is just trying to jazz up his site to get more hits and maybe some adverts.

  2. Captain:

    It will be a big hole in the boat! so I dont think PR will accept him.

    Love your blog. Ada class.


  3. Capt,

    With Najib's new clarification on PM's statement, wonder what's next?

    Another case of cakap cakap saja?

  4. pray it works, joe's blog: you are always welcome to my blog to say what you just said....even if what you said is true (which any blind guy would know it is not ture)it is polite to confront the person in his own blog and not here in captains deck. Have you ever heard of the word ELICITING. Until you understand what blogging is about, best you keep your infantile thoughts to yourself. However, you have the right to say what you want to say....but decorum would prompt you to say it on my site.

  5. one kick aint enough. he doesnt seem to learn the lesson. appointing the tiong fella as the chairman of backbenchers club? aint he the same tiong tainted with the PKFA scandal?


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