‘LEADER IS AS GOOD AS IDEAS HE HAS’
Too much democracy has as trade off slow progress and a mediocre leadership.
This was how former Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad described the pitfalls of the style of democracy being practiced in the Philippines in a speech delivered yesterday at the University of Santo Tomas (UST).
Mahathir led Malaysia for 22 years from 1981 to 2003 to turn his country into one of the Asian tigers under a leadership which some describe as a benign dictatorship.
For the Philippine-style democracy to work, the government must have a leader who “in particular must be incorruptible,” Mahathir said in his keynote lecture at a special convocation at the UST yesterday..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune