Politics is a medium and intermediary of power. Whoever wins in political pursuit or battle will own and take the mantle to rule, and subsequently possesses the emancipation to formulate policy and follow through with its implementation of those guiding principles.
In a democratic system of government power is gained through the mandate and majority, to the very least with simple majority from the eligible voting population.
However winning the mandate to own power is much less problematical than to preserve it as many who secured power will in essence fight with their own inner selves.
The intensity of battling against own selves is dependent on the degree of purity of the claimed democracy one nation practices.
In a matured democracy, the stability of government is normally more visible as the democratic process is more transparent and the voting public is more accountable for the choice they have decisively made.
In this kind of democracy the government chosen would be an authentic choice of the actual feeling and aspiration of the voters lining up to the polling booths and there are less contaminated by other noxious and venomous elements that influence the spotlessness of pure democracy that is at work.
The western democracy whether we like it or not, is seen to be more transparent, and that crafts fashionable stability as we currently witness in all the eleven Scandinavian countries and states.
The constituent that makes the up-to-the-minute stability and immovability in these nations is what we call as Legitimacy of its Democracy.
Legitimate democracy makes up legitimate and genuine government which in sequence will create genuine stability as the support and the votes acquired is unadulterated by parsimonious elements by the ruling and incumbent parties.
In this matured democracies like the Scandinavian countries democracy does not make John and Mike quarrel seriously even though they have different preferences of choice.
One does not even know who is supporting which party or leader and the General Election goes on, sometime unnoticed by the international community.
Name calling among those offering candidatures is almost unheard of and leadership changes are a normal component of their system.
The candidates of their National Elections are normally personalities perceived to be of high integrity, dignity and decorum.
If they are revealed of their past depraved activities, and there is a change of public perception on them, they would normally discontinue their candidacy without exertion as they take moral ethics as the main ingredient before serving towering public offices.
Any aspirant to serve the public would be meticulously introspecting himself to ensure that he is ethically and morally fit to offer his candidature for any position to serve the public without contempt and derision.
In other simple meaning, it is the legitimacy of the candidacy as clean and approving quality that is of optimum importance for a real and authentic democracy to prevail.
What is said is just bits of important clues of how to build a line of well respected administrators of any nation which want to be respected by their own people and well regarded by international community.
Now let us examine where we are if we are to take these bits of valuable clues as our index or benchmark for our leadership points of references.
Does Najib’s publicity campaign on the Key Performance Index (KPI) has made some references to the bit that is written and does it include the moral ethics as main part of the so-called KPI?
Does he take seriously corruption and power abuse to be in the main parcel of his highly publicized attempt to combat corruption without fear or favor?
OR is he still closing both eyes on any corrupt behavior of his Cabinet lineup and the 18 high profile cases that the public has been promised to be acted upon?
Does he have the enough will to act against his own corrupt personalities whom are dear to him like what the matured democratic leaders of the matured nation can do?
OR has he made any attempt to inspect himself from all those points of references that the real and actual values needed for the goal to transform this country to an advanced nation?
These are some of the salient and pertinent points for our PM to ponder. As it is now, he has been 'manufacturing' promises to all Malaysian as from the moment he took on the mantle.
Can he ultimately sell all the 'manufactured' promises? Time tells.