Hornbill Unleashed

March 23, 2012

Najib wants Umno Wanita to back Shahrizat

Zulaikha Zulkifli

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has urged Wanita Umno to rally behind its embattled leader Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, who is now facing calls to step down from some of the wing’s leaders.

Revealing this today, Selangor Wanita Umno head Raja Ropiaah Raja Abdullah said Najib, who is also Umno president, had advised them on this during a meeting with the national Wanita Umno exco members in Putrajaya last week.

“During the meeting, he had asked Shahrizat to continue to lead Wanita Umno, as she is well liked by the party machinery.

“There are various initiatives undertaken by Shahrizat that have been well received, such as the formation of Skuad Sayang (Caring Squad),” Raja Ropiaah told a press conference in Shah Alam today.

NONEShe was responding to the call by Wanita Umno deputy chief Kamilia Ibrahim for Shahrizat to quit her party post.

Raja Ropiaah, who is the movement’s vice-chief, said she regretted the call made as it was not appropriate.

She said Kamilia’s statement appeared to mean thatb the movement could not work with Shahrizat.

‘It’s Kamilia’s personal view’

“Kamilia’s statement is her own personal view as we do not share her view. She was not present with the meeting with Najib last Friday as she was overseas,” said Raja Ropiaah, adding that Kamilia’s statement would not affect the movement as it was united under the leadership of Najib and Shahrizat.

“Tomorrow, there is the Wanita Umno gathering with the prime minister and we will pledge our allegiance to Najib and Shahrizat,” she said.

Kamilia was quoted by The Star today as calling on Shahrizat to resign as Umno Wanita chief to ensure the credibility of the wing, Umno, BN and the government.

The Wanita Umno deputy chief said that Shahrizat’s resignation as a minister on April 8, after her senatorship expires, was not sufficient.

Shahrizat, whose family is embroiled in the National Feedlot Corporation scandal, last week stated her intention to leave her post in the cabinet


  1. To these menopaused RED COWS, every convention is a party time and be seen to rub shoulders and they could not care less what was the issue and purpose of the convention. The right thinking Malaysian women from the Malay community would surely feel disgusted at the behaviour of their RED COW sisters of course.

    Comment by Raj Kumar — March 24, 2012 @ 9:10 AM | Reply

  2. The obnoxious and collective voice from a despicable and corrupt government like the BN in coming out full force to support and in said process hope to absolve Shahrizat and her family from any wrongdoings despite her husband being charged in court is clearly a case in point worthy of the rakyat’s contempt and utter disdain. By said measure of the BN leadership, its clear indication that the irreversible rot in government has set in without a hope even in hell for it’s recovery. The hopelessness of the nation has been further exacerbated by Najib’s uncalled for battle-cry to Wanita UMNO to render their relentless support to their tainted leader in his belief that she has the capacity to salvage the party in coming GE. It is opportune for the rakyat to seriously consider the atrocity of Najib’s directive as a blessing in disguise as we have awakened to the sins and misdeeds of BN and inevitably, for the future of our country BN should be booted out at all costs at the polls.

    Comment by Thangathirai Joe — March 23, 2012 @ 2:41 PM | Reply

  3. The already weakened and distrusted UMNO and Wanita UMNO will be backing Shahrizat at their own perils.

    Comment by Sabrina Abdullah — March 23, 2012 @ 11:11 AM | Reply

  4. I am sure AP Queen cannot stomach this … like a hungry lioness, waiting to pounce.

    Comment by Tiger YK — March 23, 2012 @ 4:28 AM | Reply

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