Will smart people joining politics change things for the better?

Kenneth Cheng Chee Kin

Damansara MP Tony Pua says Pakatan Harapan's ability to attract 'smart' people into its fold led it to win the last general election, but brains are not everything when it comes to policymaking. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 22, 2022.

DURING a fundraising dinner for the upcoming general election, Damansara MP Tony Pua told the crowd emphatically that the incompetence of cabinet ministers is due to the fact that smart people in this country tend to avoid politics.

And the logic is pretty simple according to the former special officer to the finance minister – when smart people chose not to join politics, what is left in the political field are stupid people to govern our daily lives.

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