BATU PAHAT: Barisan Nasional (BN) Wanita chief Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil yesterday hinted that the 30 per cent quota for women candidates in the 14th general election (GE14) will be fulfilled.
Shahrizat, who is also Umno Wanita chief, said so far, the feedback received from state Umno liaison chiefs was very positive and this had boosted the wing’s confidence that the quota would be met.
“For instance, based on a meeting with Johor BN chief Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, I am glad that I did not have to press for it.
“In fact, it was accepted respectfully. I appreciate it very much.
“BN Wanita hopes to see the 30 per cent quota become a reality.
“I have told all state Umno liaison committee chairmen about this, in case they have forgotten and overlooked the matter,” she told reporters at the launch of Johor BN Wanita’s “Himpunan Muafakat” machinery at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn here yesterday.
The launch was officiated by Khaled, who is also Johor menteri besar.
The event also saw the launch of the Johor government’s Performance Report Card 2013-2018. – Bernama