It is puzzling but encouraging that Najib has promised that there will be a peaceful transition of power should there be a change in government after the 13th general election. Why the need to talk of transition of power at this stage? Is he conceding defeat even before the game has even started?
However his statement, "We respect democracy, we are committed to our political transformation, we are committed to respect the voice of the rakyat", is very reassuring and gentlemanly. We hope that he will be able to keep his promise and ensure such a peaceful transition if the need arises. That is what the people want and that is what he must fulfill as the outgoing Prime Minister.