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Shahrizat: PM left it to me to decide whether to contest, and where

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

GE14 | Wanita Umno chief Shahrizat Abdul Jalil is not revealing yet whether she is going to contest in the 14th general election, nor which constituency she is going to stand in if she does.

She said Umno president Najib Abdul Razak had left the decision to her after their latest discussions.

“However, firstly, I have to consider whether I want to contest or not...I will let you know,” she told reporters after a ‘Selami Kasih Yayasan Kebajikan Negara’ programme in Bentong today.

Shahrizat, who is also Wanita BN chief, had earlier brushed aside speculation that she would stand in the Putrajaya parliamentary constituency and the Sungai Besar state constituency, but had not denied that she might contest in GE14.

Meanwhile, she expressed satisfaction on the overall preparation of the Wanita BN machinery nationwide for GE14.

“They are ready for battle in GE14 as the machinery has long taken the initiative to get close to voters. We are now just waiting for the prime minister to blow the whistle,” she said.

She believed more women would be contesting in the election this time around compared to the number in GE13.

- Bernama

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