SYED MUHAMMAD SHAFIQ B. SYED JA’AFAR (0822075)
My Leadership Potential
There isn’t a need for me to think for three minutes as I have decided long time ago to become the 11th Prime Minister of Malaysia, InsyaAllah. Why do I want to go that far? It is because, I love this country and I want to bring Malaysia and the Malaysians to the next level. Malaysians had enough of being in a developing country. Why do I set that as my goal? I believe 90% of Malaysian will agree with me that the current leadership of the country is not doing enough for the betterment of the people. Politicking will continue even so long after the General Election had finished. And there goes the 23 years of Malaysia rapid growth under Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. In other words, I would like to continue the legacy of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad in bringing Malaysia walking tall globally. Locally, the legacy of changing the mentality and mindset of Malaysians particularly the Malays should I also continue. There is no point in having tall physical buildings, long and wide roads as the people are still with low morality and uncivilised attitude. There are several potentials; qualities and skills that I possess now that would help me in achieving my dream of becoming the 11th Prime Minister of Malaysia. First, I would say that I was born as a leader. All praise is to Allah, as I had been given a very brave heart and a strong will. As early as in my kindergarten years, I am able to speak well in front of a crowd and even strangers. Until now, I could speak up to anyone, even to a crowd of 2500 student and IIUM officials during the Ta’aruf Week as the Program Manager in my foundation years. For 2 consecutive years, I had been chosen to be in the executive member’s line up of the Foundation Student Coordination Council in the Centre for Foundation Studies, IIUM (CFSIIUM). In the first year, I was selected to become the Vice President and later in the 2nd year, I was the President of the...
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