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Sharizat’s married life must be in tatters. She has admitted that..

“Legally and professionally, I am not involved in the NFC. I am just the wife of the NFC chairman. All women have families and husbands,” Shahrizat told reporters on Wednesday.

What a shame, how much more must Mohamad Salleh Ismail  have cheated on his wife, a poor lawyer to boot. Does she regret now, I wonder. 

 

 

Shahrizat hints of quitting: As a responsible leader, I know what action is needed

Shahrizat hints of quitting: As a responsible leader, I know what action is needed

Under heavy fire for an abuse of power and corruption scandal, Umno minister Shahrizat Jalil gave her strongest hint yet she was ready to quit her Cabinet post ahead of snap general elections, widely expected to be held early next year.

However, it is less clear whether she would also resign her post as the head of Wanita Umno, the party’s women’s wing. In the past weeks, several Umno stalwarts including former premier Mahathir Mohamad have asked her to step down.

The quit calls came after arch rivals Parti Keadilan Rakyat exposed the RM250 million NFC debacle, showing documentary evidence that instead of using the government soft loan to finance the development of a cattle livestock industry, Shahrizat’s family had spent the money to buy luxury condos in Bangsar and Singapore, a super-class Mercedes Benz plus grant million ringgit discounts and cash transfers to family-owned firms.

“Nobody needs to tell me what to do. As a responsible leader and veteran in politics who loves Barisan Nasional, I know what action needs to be taken and I will discuss it with (Prime Minister) Najib Razak,” Shahrizat told reporters on Wednesday.

The last straw

PKR leaders attributed the slight bending in stance to their latest revelation that Shahrizat’s family, which had been awarded the project, had also bought another condo – this time in the swanky Orchard-Scotts Residence in Singapore.

The Singapore condo worth nearly RM10 million was even registered in the personal names of her husband, Salleh Ismail, who is the NFC chief, and her two children, who also sit on the NFC board.

"What is even more nauseating is that the unit was registered directly under the names of Shahrizat’s family members, instead of the company… they were jointly registered under (husband) Mohamad Salleh Ismail and their two children Izran and Izzana,” PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution had told a press conference on Tuesday.

Not acceptable she is uninvolved, say pundits

Nonetheless, while the embattled Shahrizat finally succumbed to the pressure she was facing, she was still defiant, insisting that she was innocent and not involved in NFC operations.

“Legally and professionally, I am not involved in the NFC. I am just the wife of the NFC chairman. All women have families and husbands,” Shahrizat told reporters on Wednesday.

“I will decide of my own volition.”

Shahrizat might be hanging onto her pride, but certainly she fooled no one, including her own Wanita Umno members.

“Who knows him from Adam?” a delegate was reported as having told the Malaysian Insider in reference to Shahrizat’s husband during the Umno annual assembly.

“Come on, they (the delegates) understand. It is your husband, so what do you mean it has nothing to do with you? If you were not a minister do you think your husband would have gotten the project?"

Husband tries to handle matter "intelligently"

Separately, the same day, Salleh declined comment on the Singapore condo allegation, which political pundits from both sides of the divide said was the death knell for Shahrizat’s political career.

“No. I am not speaking to any media. I’m sorry,” Malaysian Insider reported Salleh as saying. "It is better for me to handle this intelligently and not speak to the press. I am not speaking to any media because it involves too many people."

Malaysia Chronicle

There it is, something handed over in a silver or is it gold platter. The Wanita UMNO chief Rafidah becomes the first beneficiary of the tussle between Mahathir and Badawi. Not bad for one, who caused heads to be turned at the AP scandal and caused a lot of heart-aches for Badawi, who should have put his foot down to fight corruption by sacking this fat lady. Not bad for one who cried and broke her shoes when Mahathir resigned, and then treating him like he was never his boss. Not bad one who created so much ruckus for not being selected as Minister after the 16 page letter she wrote to Badawi, and now all that is forgotten, she fights for unity in the party. You can’t beat her wily way can you.

KOTA BAHARU, May 23, (Bernama) — Wanita Umno chief Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz wants its members, who are the party backbone, to focus more on strengthening unity in Umno than on contesting for posts in the coming party elections.
She said this was especially so now when the party was going through a troubled period.
Therefore, she suggested that it would be good if there would be no contest for the posts of Wanita divisional head and vice-head throughout the country in October.
She said the suggestion was made in the interest of the party and unity among members and not because of fear for contest.
“At the national level, Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil (Wanita Umno vice-head) had stated that she would not contest for the Wanita top post. I hope the situation will be that.
“I am saying this not because I am afraid of competition. I had lost three times before in the contest for the post. But in the current situation, party unity is of prime importance.
“Remember, we are all in one ship. If we are always fighting, the ship will sink,” she said after meeting Kelantan Wanita Umno members with several of the movement’s national leaders and Kelantan Wanita Umno liaison chief Wan Hazani Wan Mohd Nor also present.
Rafidah said unity among the 1.3 Wanita Umno members must be preserved, especially in the aftermath of the March 8 general election.
She dismissed the possibility of Puteri Umno members who were absorbed into the Wanita wing, wanting to contest for posts, saying that they were mature enough to know what was best for the party right now.

Focus Less On Contest, More On Forging Party Unity – Rafidah :: Bernama.com