Prime Minister, Malaysia
Najib Razak's political pedigree is impeccable, but he struggles with the common touch needed to enact his liberal, but potentially unpopular, economic policies. Born 1953, Najib is the son of Abdul Razak Hussein, the second Premier of Malaysia. After brief stints working for the Bank Negona and Petronas, he ran for his late father's parliamentary seat in 1976. Najib, 23 and unopposed, became the country's youngest MP.
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