KUANTAN: Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail had an audience with Regent of Pahang, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, at Istana Abdulaziz in conjunction with her first visit to the state after being appointed as deputy prime minister.
Wan Azizah, who is also the women, family and community development minister, arrived at the palace with Pahang PKR chairman Fauzi Abdul Rahman, and spent 20 minutes with Tengku Abdullah.
Also present were Tengku Puan of Pahang, Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, her son and daughter, as well as Women, Family and Community Development Ministry secretary-general Suriani Ahmad.
Wan Azizah described the meeting as a courtesy call in conjunction with her visit to Pahang today.
“There were discussions in certain areas especially on several federal government projects in the state. In addition, we also talked about efforts to help the less fortunate children in Pahang,” she told reporters.
Wan Azizah said the most interesting part of the meeting was when Tengku Puan of Pahang told her that Pahang has a product that was close to her heart, namely “Tenun Pahang” (hand-woven decorative fabric), which was co-produced by inmates at Penor Prison.
“Maybe we will help to promote this product again but it is still at the discussion level,” she added.