Friday, 21 March 2008

Raja Nazrin - Don’t let power lead you astray

...and learn from the failures of empires and nations, and even monarchs and leaders.

A timely advice , indeed, for our leaders from the Regent of Perak, Raja Dr Nazrin Shah, lest they forget.

Historical evidence showed that many people were given the opportunity to become leaders but only a handful rose to be successful leaders who created history and built civilisations, said Raja Nazrin Shah.

“This happened because many of those given the chance to lead allowed the joy and passion of having power to lead them astray.

“Some among them became complacent, some went astray, some were ill advised, some adopted wrong decisions and some made miscalculations.

Such are the historical accounts of leaders and leadership which the ummah (people) of today should learn from so as not to repeat the mistakes,” he said at the state-level Maulidur Rasul celebration and presentation of prizes for memorisation of the Quran at the State Secretariat here yesterday.

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