On the death of Muammar Gaddafi

October 23, 2011

Press Statement
October 23, 2011

The death of Gaddafi should serve both as a warning and stern reminder to all those who wield political power everywhere in the world. It should make political leaders pause to think hard about the essence of power and leadership in a world that is changing so rapidly. Sic transit gloria mundi.

We will all be made to account for our official acts and as such we must strive to ensure that the power that is entrusted to us by our people should never be abused lest we face the wrath of those we serve.

Political power is not an end in itself, but must at all times be a means to uphold our people’s rights and their welfare and that most importantly one’s exercise of political power shall, as in all things, come to an end.

 

Image Source: Straits Times

 

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