GE14: Shahrizat hints BN Wanita’s 30% quota will be reality

BN Wanita chief Shahrizat Abdul Jalil says she has received positive feedback on having 30% women candidates in GE14. (Facebook pic)

BATU PAHAT: Barisan Nasional (BN) Wanita chief Shahrizat Abdul Jalil today hinted that the 30% 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 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% 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 today.

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.