What has happened to Tunisia must have come as a great shock, especially to corrupt and powerful leaders of other countries. The manner in which the people took to the streets and forced a well-entrenched dictator, President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, to run away from the country leaving everything behind he had gathered during his prolonged regime of 29 years might incite the people of those countries who are sick of their rulers policies to follow their example. The world also remembers events in Kyrgyzstan some time back where masses wrath jolted the ruling elite. Experts feel that the revolutionary zeal originating from Tunis would have an immediate effect in adjacent Arab states particularly those with unpopular leaders who deprive their people of basic human rights. Ben Ali met the fate of former monarch of Iran Raza Shah Pahalvi who was refused landing by his allies including the US and the UK, when he (Ben Ali) was not allowed entry into France and granted conditional assylum in Saudi Arabia. Events in Tunis during the past four weeks have once again proved that nothing can resist peoples power. The wealth Ben Ali accumulated now belongs to the state. Despite being a well-resourced state, people in Tunis were getting poorer and the rulers richer. Price hike, unemplyment, corruption, suppression, torture were a few of the evils that compelled the public to stage protests to demand their rights. The ruling elite applied conventional methods to crush the movement, but in vain. Ben Alis family members who also indulged in loot and plunder have been arrested and their assets confiscated. The shakeup was certain to have repercussions in the Arab world, signalling the fear that public outrage could bring down entrenched and powerful leaders elsewhere as well. Unfortuntely, corruption, price hike and disregard of peoples problems are rife in many a Muslim land, well beyond the Arab world. Kyrgyz and Tunisian examples should give their rulers the jitters of their lives.