Monday, 4 August 2008

Rafidah to step down as Wanita chief middle next year - Malaysiakini

Wanita Umno chief Rafidah Aziz will step down from the movement in the middle of next year when she will hand over the top post to her deputy Shahrizat Abdul Jalil.

She made the announcement in a special Wanita Umno meeting at the Putra World Trade Centre this morning.

Malaysiakini full report.

S Pathmawathy | Aug 4, 08 11:23am


Rafidah sets retirement deadline

S Pathmawathy | Aug 4, 08 11:23am

Wanita Umno chief Rafidah Aziz today announced that she would step down from the movement in the middle of next year.

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She said that her deputy Shahrizat Abdul Jalil will then take over the top post and urged her members to give the latter their full support.

rafidah aziz pc on permatang pauh by election 010808 06Rafidah said this in her speech in a special Wanita Umno meeting at the Putra World Trade Centre this morning.

She also urged the women delegates to allow herself and Shahrizat to continue leading the wing by not nominating any other candidates for the top two posts in this year's party polls.

"But if there is a contest, I will definitely defend my post," said Rafidah, who is in her 20th year as Wanita Umno chief.

In 1996, Rafidah was ousted for a term as the wing's chief when Siti Zaharah Suleiman won in a bitter fight.

Rafidah, a former trade minister, was dropped from the cabinet by Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi after the March general election. She however remains the Kuala Kangsar member of parliament.

Meanwhile Shahrizat said that she was a party traditionalist and would abide by Rafidah's advice on the matter.

"I have been a party member for 28 years and will always abide by the party's traditions," she said.

She was also confident that Wanita exco members would support the call by Rafidah for a smooth succession plan in the wing. - Malaysiakini

6 comments:

wanita akar umbi said...

She's not stupid like the sleepy one. Must give her credit - that she knows her time is up. Must have gotten feedback from the ground.

This is a face-saving exit for the iron lady. A truce has been made that no-one challenges her for the top wanita post.

mylady said...

Maybe it would be good if she hand over the position earlier to Shahrizat. It would be beneficial for the stability and the unity of the members in the party.

Anonymous said...

Jikalau Rafidah menang besar...dan UMNO mempertahankan 2/3 majoriti,dia akan duduk itu kerusi sampai mati.

Sepatut nya kalau nak di-lihat lebih berwibawa...silakanlah letak jawatan.Apa pulak nya nak tunggu sampai JUN tahun depan? tak puas2 ke? eh...i tak tuduh apa2 ya...jadi Rafidah tak payahlah bawak Qur'an untuk sumpah2.

Milo said...

Tahniah kepada Rafidah yang sanggup melepaskan jawatan dan membuat peralihan kuasa dengan baik sekali kapada Sharizat. Mungkin beliau sedar bahawa Sharizat adalah calon yang paling sesuai untuk menjadi peneraju seterusnya.

Anonymous said...

Kak Ton,

Wanita UMNO tak relevan lagi. Rafidah sedar perkara ini pasal itu dia minta hingga Jun depan untuk meninggalkan jawatan ketua Wanita dengan cara terhormat. Kalau ada pertandingan Rafidah tahu dia akan kalah teruk dan sudah tentu malu besar. Mengumumkan untuk serah jawatan pada Jun depan, dengan penuh harapan tidak ada pertandingan maka dengan cara beginidia keluar secara terhormat.

Ahli UMNO 1969

telur dua said...

You have overstayed your welcome.

Please leave us alone to deal with the sorry state of this country that you and your party have left us.

We wish you a happy retirement.