There is one thing many Malaysian politicians lack: Credibility.
Too many of our politicians have told outright lies or stuck their foot in their mouth one time too many, to the point that I don't know who's telling the truth anymore.
Like the boy who cried wolf, we don't believe them anymore. The only reason they are in leadership is because of their position, not their character. We follow their lead because we have to, not because we want to.
It's a sad situation when you can't trust a person's word, because there's nothing left in the relationship but the shell.
Which is why the ninth commandment says, "You shall not give false testimony against your neighbour."