GEORGE TOWN, Nov 15 — Pakatan Harapan (Harapan) candidate for Nibong Tebal parliamentary seat Fadhlina Sidek has expressed her intention to fight for the rights of women in this country if she is elected to represent the people in the 15th general election (GE15)
Fadhlina, who is Wanita PKR chief, said she is also enthusiastic and proud about her involvement as a woman in the political field.
“I would encourage women out there to fight for a better Malaysia despite facing criticism that a woman’s ‘playground’ should not be in politics,” she was quoted by Bernama.
Fadhlina, 45, said women these days have progressed way better than just being in the kitchen or doing household chores. In fact, she said women can also become world leaders just as good as men.
“We are now capable of being better leaders as we can run the country well through our continuous commitment,” she said.
Meanwhile, Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for Bayan Baru Saw Yee Fung said she is also moving strongly in fighting for the rights of the people.
While admitting the many challenges that she had to face when she ventured into politics, Saw, 33, said it was her passion and determination that make her stand as a candidate today.
Saw said she also believed that women should be actively involved in politics in order to fight for a better Malaysia as the world moves towards women empowerment.
Fadhlina and Saw are among six women contesting for parliamentary seats in Penang in the GE15.
The other four are Dr Siti Mastura Mohamad (Perikatan Nasional) for Kepala Batas, Nurul Izzah Anwar (Harapan) for Permatang Pauh, and Lim Hui Ying (Harapan) and Tan Kim Nee (BN) for Tanjong.