KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 (Bernama) — Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is scheduled to give a briefing to Wanita Umno members on various issues including the withdrawal of Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil as the Minister of Women, Family and Community Development here on Friday.
Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said the briefing session at the Dewan Merdeka, Putra World Trade Centre was also aimed at thwarting off the various allegations made by the opposition besides discussing preparation by the Umno machinery to face the 13th general election.
“The Umno president will take questions and explain to all Wanita Umno members on various issues during the briefing, and it is hoped all problems and confusions would be resolved on Friday,” he said at a media conference on the Wanita Umno programme, here Monday.
Commenting on calls for Shahrizat to step down as the Wanita Umno head, Tengku Adnan said the matter should not have cropped up.
“She (Shahrizat) won the post of Wanita Umno head following an election, she was not appointed whereas the ministerial post was the prerogative of the Prime Minister,” he said.
Shahrizat recently announced that she would give up the ministerial post on April 8 following the issue on the National Feedlot Corporation involving her family.
However, she decided to remain as the Wanita Umno head.
Source : Bernama