Succession plans for country’s leaders

by | Sep 27, 2021 | Opinions | 0 comments


Malaysian politics has become faded and jaded with many veteran politicians refusing to retire or make way to infuse young blood into the political system and this is a sign of negativity as viewed by independent political watchers

Veteran politicians such as Mahathir Mohammad, Tengku Razaleigh, Lim Kit Siang are in their 80s and 90s and have been on the local political scene for decades and many Malaysians don’t want to think of them as indispensable.

Not only are there a significant number of aged politicians but there are others in their 60s and 70s who have long overstayed their welcome and this is why there must be succession plans in place to replace those who have been busy playing political music chairs.

NGOs, individuals and other organizations are urging the government to put a limit to the number of terms a politician can hold office as there are many more willing political aspirants and candidates who also want to prove themselves.

The problem that arises is when politicians who are redundant stubbornly cling on to power when the rakyat know that they can no longer perform or serve for the benefit of the people. This is the reason alone why they should make way for others to succeed them.

In the current checklist of existing and serving politicians Malaysians find the same deadwood politicians in circulation and want to see the back of them as for the last few decades many of them have been clinging on to power without wanting to let go.


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