Peo­ple not happy with state govt’s per­for­mance, says Wanita Umno chief

New Straits Times - - News / Politics - HARIZ MOHD SABAK BERNAM

WANITA Umno chief Tan Sri Shahrizat Ab­dul Jalil yes­ter­day said Barisan Na­sional has a higher chance of wrest­ing Se­lan­gor from the op­po­si­tion in the 14th Gen­eral Elec­tion.

She said this was be­cause feed­back gath­ered by the party’s elec­tion ma­chin­ery showed that vot­ers in Se­lan­gor were un­happy with the poor ser­vices pro­vided by the state govern­ment .

“From the sur­vey con­ducted by Wanita Umno and BN, we re­ceived grouses and com­plaints from the peo­ple in Se­lan­gor over the fail­ure of the state govern­ment and its rep­re­sen­ta­tives in tak­ing care of the peo­ple’s wel­fare.

“The mem­bers of par­lia­ment and as­sem­bly­men are only great in mak­ing prom­ises and on so­cial me­dia, but in re­al­ity, they failed to serve their state con­stituen­cies and par­lia­men­tary ar­eas.

“This is in con­trast with BN and Umno lead­ers, who have been con­sis­tent in fight­ing for the peo­ple,” Shahrizat said af­ter a meet­ing with Umno Wanita mem­bers from Tan­jong Karang, Sun­gai Be­sar and Sabak Bernam di­vi­sions un­der the wing’s “Kem­bara Ibu Ter­baik Bangsa PRU 14” pro­gramme in Sek­in­chan here ear­lier yes­ter­day.

Present were Se­lan­gor Wanita Umno chief Datin Paduka Norhay­ati Onn and Sun­gai Be­sar Umno di­vi­sion chief Datuk Seri Ja­mal Yunos, who rep­re­sented Se­lan­gor BN chair­man Tan Sri Noh Omar.

Shahrizat said those liv­ing in ur­ban ar­eas com­plained about ease of do­ing busi­ness, san­i­ta­tion and taxes, while those in ru­ral ar­eas lamented the PKR-led state govern­ment’s lack of as­sis­tance and fail­ure in bring­ing de­vel­op­ment to their ar­eas.

“Truth be told, the state govern­ment’s suc­cess to­day is based only on what the BN govern­ment had built when it helmed Se­lan­gor.

“We be­lieve that BN has higher chance of tak­ing back Se­lan­gor this elec­tion based on our per­for­mance in serv­ing the peo­ple.”

On Wanita Umno’s rep­re­sen­ta­tives for Se­lan­gor, Shahrizat said the wing would push the party’s top lead­er­ship to field more women can­di­dates to con­test in the state.

Cur­rently, BN has only two women rep­re­sen­ta­tives in Se­lan­gor — Datuk Rosni So­har (Hulu Bernam) and Datuk Hal­i­ma­ton Saa­diah Bo­han (Kota Da­mansara).


Wanita Umno chief Tan Sri Shahrizat Ab­dul Jalil (sixth from left) at the ‘Kem­bara Ibu Ter­baik Bangsa PRU 14’ pro­gramme in Sek­in­chan yes­ter­day. With her is Sun­gai Be­sar Umno di­vi­sion chief Datuk Seri Ja­mal Yunos (on her left).

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