KUALA LUMPUR: Advisers to a national leader must be open-minded and be prepared to accept the views of others, says Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
The Deputy Prime Minister said this was because they played an important role in helping the leader administer the country with excellence.
“A good adviser must accept advice from outside. If he still maintains old-fashioned ideas and feels the intellectual egoism is with him, just wait for the ruin to follow.
“This is because the role of the adviser is important to decide the pattern of thinking of a leader. A good or bad state administration is caused by its adviser.
Dr Ahmad Zahid said the formation of a nation state was not only spurred by the wisdom of the king and ruler but was also aided by the input of his advisers.