Malaysians may not fully see or understand it, but Prime Minister Dato Seri Najib Razak is someone whose leadership has been forged by fire.
And in some quirky way, those that make up the DAP-led Pakatan opposition played a role; even though that was not their intent. After all, why would they want to make the person that they wanted to remove from office stronger?
That is not to say that Najib did not already have the gifts of a good leader; but what had been slung at him only served in the forging process.
In some cases you have someone who looks like they have what it takes to do the job, but when things get difficult they buckle under the strain of the responsibility.
That has not been the case with Najib. Throughout the slanderous storm, he remained calm, cool and collected; preferring to stay away from the mud rather than wallow in it.
Prime Minister Najib Razak’s refusal to wallow in the mud with those who attacked him only seemed to invite his detractors to continue the onslaught. However, it was all to no avail as the Prime Minister was focused on the bigger picture; navigating Malaysia through the global economic downturn.
Not only was the Prime Minister tasked with navigating the economy; he also had to take the lead in maintain a stable social environment for all Malaysians; regardless of political or religious affiliation.
It is incumbent that when Malaysians look back over the past few years, thought should be given to how the Prime Minister and his government worked to keep Malaysia moving forward on a stable economic course. Najib kept getting stronger even during the DAP-led Pakatan opposition’s most slanderous attacks without wavering.
So the question becomes; could Najib have still accomplished all that he has had he not been attacked to the degree he was?
Yes, he could have and that is a plus for Malaysia and Malaysians; because Prime Minister Najib’s leadership has been forged by fire!