PETALING JAYA: Perikatan Nasional chairman Muhyiddin Yassin paid tribute to his wife, Noorainee Abdul Rahman, whose sacrifices had inspired some of the initiatives outlined for women in the coalition’s manifesto.
The former prime minister said Noorainee was a source of strength for him.
“My rise and fall in politics as well as my battle against cancer have taught me to appreciate the loyalty and sacrifices of a woman, whom I call wife,” he said in a Facebook post tonight.
Muhyiddin went on to say that when PN was drawing up its election promises, it had never sidelined women.
He also uploaded an infographic of the 14 initiatives for women in the manifesto, including to enact anti-sexual harassment laws, citizenship for children born overseas to Malaysian mothers, flexible working hours and tax exemption of RM1,000 for working women.
Among others, PN also pledged to create one million job opportunities in five years if it wins power in the general election, and establish a RM1 billion fund for food at a low interest rate.