WANITA Umno members rallied behind Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz and pledged their full support and loyalty for their chief.
Debating the policy speech, delegates from each state stayed away from the Approved Permit issue that had put Rafidah in the centre of the controversy.
Senator Halimah Hamzah from Pahang urged Rafidah to stay strong in fighting for their rights.
“Don’t cry anymore. We do not want to see our strong and mighty leader cry,” she said to a thunderous applause.
Fauziah Muhamad from Kelantan hoped that Rafidah would continue to hold the Wanita chief post.
“We have seen her defend women’s rights and also her ability to lead us,” she said.
Other delegates, including Mona Liza Hamzah from Selangor, shared the opinion that Rafidah’s loyalty to Umno could not be questioned.
“Di lambung tidak pecah, dihempas tidak berkecai, ditoreh dada - terpancar logo Umno (When tossed in the air, she won’t break, when smashed on the floor, she won’t shatter, if you cut her chest - you can see a shining Umno logo),” she said of Rafidah.
The delegates spoke extensively on gender issues, supporting the proposal to have 30% women representatives when deciding on policies.
Noor Hasnita Md Isa from Kedah suggested the setting up of a body to ensure that the goal be achieved sooner.
“The body can also define the problems and obstacles in achieving this goal.
“We do not want to hear 'this and that will be implemented’ but we want to hear ‘this and that must be implemented’,” she said.
Eight resolutions, including one on unemployed female graduates and its effects on the country, were adopted.
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