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Sabah Srikandi identifies four women candidates


Azizah (left) during the press conference.

KOTA KINABALU (May 14): Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Sabah Srikandi movement has identified four women as potential candidates in the coming 15th general election.

Its chief, Datuk Seri Panglima Azizah Mohd Dun, said the movement will submit its proposal to Bersatu Sabah’s leadership for consideration.

The four women, she said, have been identified as suitable candidates for seats in the interior, north and east coast of Sabah.

Speaking to reporters after a meeting with Srikandi members at the Sabah International Convention Centre here, Azizah said that the women identified are locals residents of the constituencies who have worked actively in their respective areas, have at least a diploma qualification and are exposed to politics and community work,” she said.

This is because as a Member of Parliament, they will be the ones bringing the voices of Sabahans, especially of women to the national level, said Azizah who is also Beaufort Member of Parliament.

“We will be informing the party’s leadership of our potential candidates and we  also want to be consulted with regards to the party’s choice of candidates as we want to ensure that they have been working hard in their respective areas.

On whether she will be defending her seat, Azizah said even if she was not chosen to defend the seat, she would be with the machinery to keep it for Srikandi.