The importance of principled politicians in democratic elections


Choose wisely: Voters need to look out for unprincipled and inconsistent politicians who only serve their own narrow political interests regardless of the welfare of citizens and the country, says the writer. — FAIHAN GHANI/The Star

IN a democracy like Malaysia, the role of politicians is of utmost importance as they are entrusted with the responsibility of representing the will and aspirations of the people. However, with the stakes of electoral victories being high, many politicians are tempted to compromise their principles and consistency for short-term gains.

In the light of the upcoming state elections, I shall delve into the crucial reasons why politicians should uphold principles and remain consistent even when facing the polls. I will explore the merits of principled leadership, the dangers of inconsistency, and the indispensable need for public trust in a thriving democratic system like Malaysia.

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