Dr Mahathir, however, rejected their invitation.
In other words, she is saying that come what may, and things will always turn out alright just because of democracy.
Such a view is naive and simplistic, and misleading.
The Perils of Political Instability and Uncertainty
That is because it shortens policymakers’ horizons leading to suboptimal short-term macroeconomic policies.
Frequent switching of policies creates volatility. Thus, in turn, it affects macroeconomic performance.