So the Cabinet has decided not to pursue the idea of saying "sorry" to the former Lord President who was unjustly sacked through the appointment of a kangaroo court consisting of judges who would benefit if they found him guilty of incompetence or whatever charge they wanted.
Sadly as the Lingam episode shows, the Judiciary is still suffering from the effects of that sorry episode.
Maybe the official "sorry" may implicate some ministers who were also in the Cabinet at the time and open the open to demands for another official inquiry. It also tends to suggest that the Lingam tape inquiry is not going to get a good ending and put things in the judiciary right.
If it was TDM who committed the error, what is so wrong about him apologising?
It will be up to the electorate to settle this issue in the 13th General Elections. Perhaps the BR should make this a major plank.