Ex-Perlis MB says to avoid this, custodians must change how they conduct themselves in leading nation
KANGAR : Malaysia is on track to become the worst country in the world unless its custodians change how they conduct themselves in leading the nation, said former Perlis menteri besar Tan Sri Dr Abdul Hamid Pawanteh.
He said the ills – from healthcare, to the economy and politics – afflicting the country will worsen unless a determined sense of change takes place soon.
He blamed it on the education system, which has failed to produce the right type of leaders for the new age of globalisation and emergence of great threats, such as Covid-19.
“My anger, bitterness and remorse are sincere. Our education system has failed, and we do not have the right quality of leaders to take us forward,” he told The Vibes.
Hamid, 77, who also served as Dewan Negara president, said the poor education system has led to the shortcut adoption of abusing race, religion and sovereignty to “pursue evil than for the greater good of fellow Malaysians”.
The main culprit is Umno, as the party has betrayed its own cause, he added.
“I grew up detached from the royalty as they are not the working class. But now, it has come full circle – the royalty represents a glimmer of hope to arrest this steep descent into the annals of a disjointed country.”