Pas denies discrimination against women in politics

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30 Aug 2023 09:33am
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SHAH ALAM - Pas has never discriminated against women contesting in general elections or state elections.

Muslimat Pas Strategic and Risk Management Director Wan Hasrina Wan Hassan said that this could be proven when the number of Muslimat Pas candidates contesting in the general election increased.

She said in 14th General Election, a total of nine female candidates or six per cent contested out of 160 contested seats.

"Meanwhile, in the last GE15, there were eight women candidates for Parliament out of the 63 seats contested.

"Overall, the number of contested seats is reduced because Pas is competing under the Perikatan Nasional.

"This means there is a 100 per cent increase in Muslim candidates in the election," he said.

She said this in the Sinar Wacana titled '66 Years of Independence: Where is Women's Political Power' which took place at the Karangkraf Group Complex here yesterday.

She further said that out of the total number of contested seats, five were successfully won.

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At the same time, Wan Hasrina said that her party is building a layer towards leadership based on Islamic Syariah through establishing the Saidatina Aisyah Study Academy.

She explained that the academy was established to produce Muslimat Pas who have leadership characteristics such as courage and the ability to argue in front of the public.

"We in Muslimat Pas have built a series of leadership modules. Alhamdulillah, as a result of that training we can highlight more Muslim candidates today.

"However, we are chasing the quality not quantity. We want Muslim women born to be knowledgeable and have the quality to argue," he said.

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