The recent Malaysian elections that resulted in the downfall of a political party that has ruled the country for decades and the ouster of an allegedly corrupt leader have brought home an important lesson. But it is hardly likely that our leaders will learn from this significant turn of events.
It is more likely they would round the wagons and protect themselves with added precautions so they will not have to face the ignominy now haunting Najib Razak accused of fiddling accounts and robbing national wealth.
One way crooked politicians and their bag carriers protect themselves is by keeping investigative agencies at arm’s length and curbing their independence of action which they were promised to uphold in the early days of this government and even before that.
While many Asian leaders over the years have faced trial for corruption and fraud, some of our