Saturday, March 07, 2009

Of Shahrizat : Wanita chief candidate # 2...

It has to come to this. The hill is too small for both of them. Someone got to give way. Will it be the incumbent? Or the Challenger?

Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abd Jalil (DSSAJ) burst into the political limelight in 1995. From thereon, she quickly ascended to the Wanita UMNO number 2 and became the first MInister for Women and Family Develoment.

2008 was not her year when she lost the parliamentary seat to Putri Reformasi Nurul Izzah Anwar. Although she lost, AAB appointed DSSAJ as Special Adviser to the Prime Minister for Women and Social Development Affairs, an appointment that draws criticism from the Wanita chief.

When AAB decided to follow the UMNO leadership transition plan, Wanita UMNO also floated their own transition plan. However, the nomination change it all when DSSAJ received enough nominations to contest both the Wanita chief and Deputy post.

After consulting her supporters, she decided to contest the Wanita Chief post, thus challenging her present "boss"

During her years in Ministerial post, there were few issues connected to her. The first was her reaction to the polygamy laws of Islam where she successfully drew criticism from both PAS and other Islamic scholars. Th second was her irect involvement to the drinking, attire of several well known Muslim artists in the Zouk.

How will she fare in the UMNO election ? Something that is worth looking at in the coming postings.

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...

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