Last week, 31 Oct to be exact, was Indira Gandhi's 30th death anniversary. To those of you who don't read much and are not interested in history, Indira Gandhi was India's only woman Prime Minister. She was shot dead in 1984. She was known as the Iron Lady of India. India never dreamt of a woman PM until Indira made her way to the top most seat, twice, and brought about changes and development which men couldn't accomplish. - Indira Gandhi’s 30th Death Anniversary: Remembering top 5 quotes of the first female Prime Minister of India So, the idea of having a woman Prime Minister is certainly not a bad idea after all and I think the time has come for Malaysia to seriously consider identifying a suitable woman to lead us in future. Malaysia is certainly ready for a woman PM despite the fact that Datin Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail was recently rejected as MB of Selangor candidate as I believe Wan Azizah was rejected not because she was a woman.
Currently the only woman leader with Indira Gandhi-like resolve and leadership qualities is Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor. While in the past I admit to have scoffed at the idea of Datin Seri Rosmah as a politicians or candidate during general elections, I have now come to terms that Datin Seri Rosmah might in fact be the right leader for us. The right leader we need. This is certainly not an attempt to topple the Prime Minister and please allow me to state my opinion without having to continuously ward off senseless cyberdogs who think they are cyberwarriors. Please, lets have some room for plain intellectual discourse. We must admit that Umno and Barisan Nasional needs a strong leader with steely resolve, commitment, intellectual capacity, leadership and a no-nonsense political approach. Don't state Islam as a hindrance because even Bangladesh has had/been having a woman leader for a long time.
If Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor could be a pillar of strength to the Prime Minister and hold him up for so long, I'm sure she is more than qualified to be our first woman Prime Minister. She is certainly a person who doesn't tolerate or give room to nonsense. If there is a will, there will certain be a way of how we could together persuade Datin Seri Rosmah to consider this humble, sincere suggestion. I have nothing but the best interest of this nation at heart and I re-iterate that under the current political situation Datin Seri Rosmah is the only person who could hold the fort and prevent Barisan Nasional / Umno from becoming an Opposition party in Malaysia after the next general elections. The upcoming Umno general assembly could start the ball rolling. Think about it. Wallahua’lam