SIBU, May 2 — The Prime Minister’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor today called on the people, especially women, to continue backing the Barisan Nasional (BN) government so that the progress they are enjoying will be inherited by the next generation.
She said the BN government was constantly making efforts to raise the participation of women in the socio-economic development of the country and also provided a host of facilities towards realising this objective.
“The contribution of women in the country has always been appreciated by the BN government and there is no gender discrimination. The administration model stresses gender equality besides the 1 Malaysia concept which champions the interests of all Malaysians.
“That’s why there is no reason to change the government,” she said in her meeting with some 400 women members of Sibu BN and Sarawak non-governmental organisations here today.
Rosmah also advised BN women members who would be canvassing for votes in the upcoming Sibu by-election to work extra hard to ensure the coalition achieved a resounding victory.
She said the BN winning the Hulu Selangor by-election last Sunday served as a source of inspiration to go all out to ensure a big win for the BN in the Sibu by-election.
Rosmah said she also hoped women leaders would be agents of change for women overall and help produce more women leaders who were disciplined, creative, forward-looking, competitive and enterprising besides having high moral values.
Meanwhile, Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Wanita deputy head Datin Fatimah Abdullah described the meeting with Rosmah as very inspirational.
“The participants are all fired up to do their part in ensuring a big win in the Sibu by-election,” said Fatimah, who is also minister in the Sarawak Chief Minister’s Office.
The by-election has been called following the death of Deputy Transport Minister and five-term Sibu MP Datuk Robert Lau Hoi Chew from liver cancer on April 9. Nomination day is May 8 and polling on May 16. — Bernama