Wanita Barisan wants Rafidah in Cabinet

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 17 Apr 2008

WANITA Barisan Nasional wants Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to reinstate its chairman and Wanita Umno chief Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz into the Cabinet.

Rafidah’s deputy Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said the call was made by the movement during a meeting chaired by Rafidah on Tuesday.

Shahrizat was quoted by Utusan Malaysia as saying that the movement still regretted Abdullah’s decision to drop Rafidah from the Cabinet. Rafidah is the former International Trade and Industry Minister.

The daily reported that Shahrizat and the executive committee members had voiced their call to Abdullah.

Utusan reported that Rafidah declined to comment on the matter, saying that it was what the Wanita Barisan wanted to raise and they had asked Shahrizat to speak on their behalf.

> Berita Harian reported that the Umno disciplinary committee had begun investigation into five cases involving members allegedly sabotaging party candidates in the general election.

Committee chairman Tengku Ahmad Rithauddeen Ismail said the investigation began after the committee received the official reports against the alleged saboteurs a few days ago.

Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had earlier said the party had identified members who sabotaged the candidates in 14 parliamentary constituencies and 22 states seats in Selangor and Kedah.

Ban imposed on singer Faisal Tahir ends

Kosmo! reported that yesterday marked the end of the ban imposed by the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission on singer Faisal Tahir.

Faisal caused a controversy when he took off his shirt when performing at the 8TV anniversary show in January.

He was banned from making live appearances in television programmes and other media, apart from having to carry out community work.

To “celebrate his freedom”, Faisal appeared on the Hot FM AM Krew show on 8TV at 8am yesterday.

Fans who have been missing Faisal also got to catch him live on Malaysia Hari Ini on TV3 at 8.45am yesterday.

Other News & Views is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a sub-heading, it denotes a separate news item.

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