Shahrisat: Only BN can realise hopes, dreams of nation’s women

26-Apr-2018 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM Print This Post

Only Barisan Nasional can realise the hopes and dreams of the nation’s women who make up 51 per cent of the electorate for the impending general election. Wanita BN chair Tan Sri Shahrisat Abdul Jalil said there were 364 initiatives in the BN election manifesto, and 25 of these were exclusively for women. This, she said, proves that the party was serious in fighting for women’s rights and wellbeing.

Shahrisat said BN did not simply promise the moon and the stars, but pledged to ensure the future of women.

“BN has led this country for six decades, and where are we women? We make up 70 per cent of students in higher institutions of learning, 54.3 per cent of the workforce, and today, 51 per cent of the electorate. “So, who really determines the direction of our country? Who is it will really determine which party wins the election? It is we, women,” she said at the Ratu Hati Negaraku programme at the Putra World Trade Centre. Present was BN chair Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Wanita BN vice-chair Datuk Azisah Dun and various Wanita chiefs of BN component parties. In launching the BN manifesto recently, Najib had announced that 74 of the 365 pledges contained within it had to do with women.

Wanita BN chair Tan Sri Shahrisat Abdul Jalil said there were 364 initiatives in the BN election manifesto, and 25 of these were exclusively for women.

Among the things touched upon were pledges to establish a Women’s Economic Council chaired by the prime minister himself, to increase the economic potential of single mothers through skills improvement programmes and encourage the private sector to allow pregnant women to leave work an hour early. Shahrisat said BN did not simply promise the moon and the stars, but pledged to ensure the future of women. “I, and other Wanita BN leaders, will ensure that this happens and we will demand that every pledge that has to do with women in Malaysia is met. This is the ‘manifesto’, the pledge, of Wanita BN and what we have said, we will do, what we have pledged, we will keep,” she said.

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