147 Wanita division chiefs want Shahrizat to return

04 Feb 2023 07:03pm
Shahrizat - Photo by Awani
Shahrizat - Photo by Awani
KUALA LUMPUR - More than half of Wanita Umno division chiefs across the country are calling for Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil to return to Wanita Umno Malaysia leadership.

According to Melaka Wanita Umno chief Datuk Haryaty Hamdzah, a total of 147 Wanita Umno division chiefs stated their stand in a recent meeting with Shahrizat.

Haryaty said Shahrizat's reputation and legacy was evident, and she was very effective and the first Women, Family and Community Minister.

"As a Wanita Umno division chief myself, together with the 147 Wanita chief nationwide, we have met Shahrizat and informed her of our stand. The majority of us had contemplated and asked Shahrizat to return to lead Wanita Umno Malaysia again," said Haryaty.

"Personally, I was never under her leadership when she led Wanita Umno, but her reputation and legacy as the first minister in Women, Family and Community Ministry was very effective and produced much success.

"She is the forever idol for most women out there," she said in a statement on Saturday.

Haryaty stressed rejection by Wanita representatives during the recent 2020 Umno General Assembly, against the motion of the Wanita Umno Malaysia top position to not be contested, proved that the party's grassroots wing was seeking new leadership.

"The attempt to maintain current leadership without contest has failed and this proves that the grassroots want a new leadership," she said.

The election of Umno branch leaders will take place on Feb 1-26 and the election at divisional and central level for Wanita and other wings will begin on March 11, while elections of Umno division leaders will be held on March 18.
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The incumbent, who is also Parit Sulong member of parliament Datuk Seri Noraini Ahmad announced she will defend her position.

Apart from Noraini, Wanita Umno vice chief Datuk Norliza Abdul Rahim is also rumored to be set to contest the Wanita Umno top post. - Awani