Johor polls: Bersatu Srikandi chief hopes 30% of Perikatan candidates are from women's wings

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  • Sunday, 23 Jan 2022

SEGAMAT: Parti Peribumi Bersatu Malaysia's Srikandi (women’s wing) chief Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun (pic) hopes that 30% of the candidates Perikatan Nasional (PN) will field in the Johor state election are from the wing and Wanita PN.

"In any election, female candidates, especially from Srikandi and Wanita PN, should be given the chance to contest.

"As such, we expect at least 30% of the list for the upcoming state election will comprise women candidates," she told reporters after the presentation of aid from the National Welfare Foundation and National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN) at Kampung Spang Loi here Sunday (Jan 23).

A total of 126 flood victims in the village received aid in the form of food boxes, cooking gas stoves and gas cylinders.

On Saturday (Jan 22), Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar gave his royal assent to dissolve the Johor legislative assembly, paving the way for an early state election.

Meanwhile, Rina, who is also Women, Family and Community Development Minister said that to date, more than 90% of the 37,000 household heads who were affected by the floods have received compassionate cash aid (BWI). - Bernama

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