‘Wing ready for GE14, will let Supreme Coun­cil de­cide on Pu­teri can­di­dates’

New Straits Times - - News / Politics -

Pu­teri Umno will push for at least 50 per cent of lo­cal ex­perts among women, as as­pired to by the Na­tional Trans­for­ma­tion 2050, from the ed­u­ca­tion and em­ploy­ment point of view, to have more tech­nocrats, sci­en­tists, economists and in other fields.

Umno pres­i­dent and Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Razak re­cently called on youth to be job cre­ators and Pu­teri Umno has taken up the chal­lenge. I know young Malaysian women can be job cre­ators, too, be­cause I be­lieve in them and their ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

Q: How has Pu­teri Umno pre­pared for the 14th Gen­eral Elec­tion? With the un­veil­ing of Jali­nan Rakyat Plus re­cently, how can it guide the move­ment?

A: Jali­nan Rakyat Plus is a move­ment that will com­ple­ment Umno and BN as elec­tion ma­chiner­ies in fac­ing GE14.

Pu­teri Umno will con­tinue to ed­u­cate young women vot­ers on the im­por­tance of pre­serv­ing gov­ern­ment pol­icy to main­tain sta­bil­ity and peace.

Key lead­ers in Pu­teri Umno have started pre­par­ing their charges and have cov­ered a lot of ground­work for sev­eral months now.

We may not know when the date is but we pre­fer to be ready and there are also things that we do at all times, not just when elec­tions are near.

For in­stance, we have a pro­gramme called “Pu­teri Peduli”, where mem­bers will en­gage with the needy.

Yes, we don’t ex­actly have a lot of money for do­na­tion, but my girls will go ev­ery­where to find fun­ders and, from there, the money can be chan­nelled di­rectly to the needy.

Q: What is Pu­teri Umno look­ing at in terms of the par­tic­i­pa­tion of fe­male Umno can­di­dates in GE14? Any in­di­ca­tion of the num­ber, or per­cent­age com­pared with the men this time around? Will it be higher com­pared with 2013?

A: We leave it to the Umno Supreme Coun­cil to de­cide on who and how many Pu­teri Umno can­di­dates will con­test in GE14. We will present to the Supreme Coun­cil with a list of winnable can­di­dates when the time comes.

We would also like the peo­ple to de­cide based on con­tri­bu­tions made by each of our mem­bers along with Pu­teri Umno’s in­volve­ment with so­ci­ety.

If Pu­teri Umno is given the op­por­tu­nity to put up more can­di­dates for GE14, more Pu­teri rep­re­sen­ta­tives will be ap­pointed as state ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil­lors, deputy min­is­ters and even min­is­ters.

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