It has taken over 20 years but short of an apology, the government has finally decided to come out clean. The Prime Minister has announced the formation of a Judicial Appointments Commission to help him choose judges.
He has also proposed change to make the process of nominating, appointing and promoting judges more transparent and representative.
The PM should go one step further now - please free the Anti-Corruption Agency. It should be made independent and answerable only to Parliament.
If we are serious about ending graft and kickbacks, which has escalated building and production costs, then we must have more reforms in fighting corruption. After all, it was one of Pak Lah's promise in 2004. Surely he has not forgotten his promises.