yes i admit my expectation is high. i believe she is influential enough to help out in many other ways. certainly not in policy-making or using goverment machineries.
tdm helped out his sons' businesses in many ways. as you have said, had tdm decided to help out his daughter, the whole cabinet would be unable to stop him.
for example, had her daughter asked him to speak to the minister on the need for speedy allocation of welfare funds to the needy, many would be thanking her in their prayers.
yes, you are entitled to admire her.
me, i'd go for tan sri dato' sri dr. zeti akhtar aziz (as malaysia's great daughter), the late lady diana who achieved much too without being in the cabinet & mother theressa.