Good Governance and The Rule Of Law

Nik Ahmad Kamal Nik Mahmod


Good governance is basically governing in the right and just ways. Good governance relates to good
administration at both public and private sectors. Corporate governance is synonymous and the common
usage in the private sector. Common characteristics of good governance include transparency,
accountability, participatory and rule of law. Rule of law is the focus of this paper. The principle in itself
is problematic because of multifarious interpretation Nonetheless, the consensus has been that rule of law
is essential in any government and breach of its principles may lead to arbitrariness and breach of
fundamental rights. The paper will expound the roles of rule of law in ensuring good governance and how
abuse of power and corruption have undermined rule of law seriously and subsequently affect good


Good governance

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