Johor polls: At least 30% of seats should go to women candidates, says Wanita Umno secretary

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  • Wednesday, 23 Feb 2022

JOHOR BARU: At least 30% of the seats allocated in the upcoming state elections should be allocated to female candidates, says Umno supreme council member Datuk Rosni Sohar.

She said that it was important to give women more seats as women voters now made up more than 50% of the voters in the state.

“We do not want just sweet promises,” Rosni, who is also Wanita Umno secretary, said in a statement Wednesday (Feb 23).

She said that in the Melaka state elections, people accepted the capabilities and ability of women candidates to be their representatives.

“I am sure by having more candidates in Johor, we will continue to get the support of the voters here.

‘I hope the increased number of female candidates in Johor will be an indicator for more women candidates in any state or general election,” she added.

She said it could not be disputed that women were regarded as the forward foot soldiers for the party and were ready to serve the country.

“We have always been loyal to Umno in whatever circumstances and are ready to make sacrifices to stabilise the country,” she added.

She added that Wanita Umno would go all out to help Barisan Nasional candidates, especially women, to win the state elections.

In GE14, Umno contested in 35 seats in Johor.

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