LAST_UPDATEFri, 20 Jul 2018 6pm

Dr Wan Azizah Hoping For More Women Ministers

MELAKA: Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail hopes more women will be appointed to the remaining Cabinet ministers and deputy ministers posts, which are expected to be announced soon.

The Deputy Prime Minister said women need to be at the forefront and share a role in spearheading the nation’s development.

“The appointments come under the authority of the Prime Minister (Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad). We have submitted our recommendations and at the same time, understand that he needs time as this involves the cooperation between four parties.

“The sense of victory following the 14th General Election (GE14) has to be accompanied with trust and responsibility,” she said.

She was speaking to reporters after attending a Hari Raya Aidilifitri open house hosted by Hang Tuah Jaya Member of Parliament Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin at Taman Harta Pertama, Bukit Baru, here tonight.

Also present were Yang di-Pertua Negeri, Tun Dr Mohd Khalil Yaakob; Chief Minister Adly Zahari and the Melaka exco lineup.

On May 21, 13 new Federal ministers took their oaths of office in the presence of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V.

Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is Deputy Prime Minister as well as Women, Family and Community Development Minister while Lim Guan Eng is Finance Minister.

Datuk Seri Azmin Ali is Minister of Economic Affairs, Mohamed Sabu is Defence Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is Home Affairs Minister, while Anthony Loke is Transport Minister.

Dr Maszlee Malik is Education Minister, M. Kulasegaran is Human Resources Minister, Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad is Health Minister, Gobind Singh Deo is Communications and Multimedia Minister while Zuraida Kamaruddin is Housing and Local Government Minister, Salahuddin Ayub is Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister while Rina Harun is Rural Development Minister.