'Kimanis defeat signals a demand for leadership reform'

In democracy, when a political party or coalition badly loses in series of elections they contest, it means that it needs nothing but a change in leadership.

Another bitter defeat of Pakatan Harapan-WARISAN in the recent Kimanis by-election was what the majority call 'its time for a change'. - Photo Astro AWANI | Astro Awani
SOME may disagree, but it could be true.

Another bitter defeat of Pakatan Harapan-WARISAN in the recent Kimanis by-election was what the majority call “it’s time for a change.”

In democracy, when a political party or coalition badly loses in series of elections they contest, it means that it needs nothing but a change in leadership.

When a change in leadership is done, then the governance can only be restructured and improved.

After improving stuff that need to get improved, the people’s wellbeing can be refocused by the new-faced leaders with many planned agendas or politicians call “manifesto” could be driven into a reality.

Politicians keep giving promises, but making them happen is a no guarantee. After the Kimanis by-election defeat, there was a minister said that the government has to work extra harder to win the people’s hearts.

How “extra” they need to work to win the hearts of ours?

PAKATAN Harapan is entering its second year of governing this nation, but the people are still waiting for what the ruling government is trying to do.

They said they wanted to “rebuild” this nation, but when many failures appear in the economy, they refused to admit their weaknesses, and yet they pointed their fingers to old hands who were in the clout before.

Since the Pakatan Harapan coalition has named or “pledged” Anwar Ibrahim to be the next successor to the present prime minister, why don’t they now have an absolutely single-voice corroboration on clarifying when will be the best date the former deputy prime minister to supplant his former mentor?

A dreamed change can never be made if the leaders are remained and still do nothing about elevating the people’s prosperity in every aspect of their life.


* Amerul Azry Abdul Aziz is an independent writer who now views politics as something that can be researched.

**The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the position of Astro AWANI.