With enormous challenges ahead, next PM bears a heavy responsibility

Any mistake in determining who the next PM will be could be irreversible and come at an enormous price

Anwar Ibrahim and Mahiaddin Yasin - FMT

For better or for worse, the next prime minister, who will be sworn in by the palace, will be ultimately responsible for the destiny of this struggling nation. 

Pakatan Harapan’s Anwar Ibrahim with 82 parliamentary seats, by numbers, holds the lead over Perikatan Nasional’s Mahiaddin Yasin with 73 seats.  

The alliances that are being brokered now will determine who will be our next prime minister. 

The truth is, a brokered government because of hung Parliament in itself presents a weak start to the future. 

Come 22 November, Malaysia will have a leader to take the country through the next five years – provided another Sheraton-fashioned coup does not strike. 

The next PM has a treacherous path ahead to steer 32 million people out of the woods and away from the toxic racial-and-religious divisiveness that has been treacherously sowed by certain party leaders. 

Looking at the mounting geopolitical, socioeconomic and ecological challenges ahead of us, we need a leader with proven leadership qualities to strengthen and reposition the nation. 

The head that wears the leadership crown will bear an immense responsibility in steering Malaysia into the future.

Any mistake in determining who the next PM will be could be irreversible and come at an enormous price, given the perils confronting the world, especially third world nations.  With over a trillion ringgit of debt hanging on the nation’s neck, it will be no mean task for the person chosen as PM come 22 November.

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