But how can you stop the people from sniggering behind their backs if leaders themselves fail to lead by example.
Not since the 1MDB saga came to light has any Bolehlander been convinced that we are serious about combating corruption, given no accounting at all for the billion ringgit debacle that the sovereign fund has become known for.
Instead, while other countries are pursuing their own investigations and Singapore has recorded convictions, Bolehland blissfully declares no case to answer and stymies investigations.
Instead, we are being told tales and expected to swallow them at face value. However, one just can't cover up the disappearance of billions of ringgit without convincing explanations that don't fly in your face.
How could billions of ringgit be said to have gone unaccounted for without there being some hanky panky of one kind or another.
Preaching is good, but for it be convincing, one needs to do more than being straight-faced, warning others of the evils of corruption and not doing or failing to do what will help convince people of one's stand.