Thank you, Minister

The longest serving Minister in-charge of Women and Family Development, Dato' Seri Shahrizat A Jalil

Yesterday, was the last day for Minister for Women and Family Development Dato’ Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil. Her position in the Cabinet has been vacated as her membership in the Dewan Negara as a Senator expires today.

She has been a Cabinet Minister in His Majesty Seri Paduka Yang DiPertuan Agong’s Government since April 2004, in the current post. She was acting Minister for Federal Teritorries when then Tan Sri Isa Samad had to vacate his cabinet post in 2005. In the broader strokes, many have the opinion she was a good minister for the portfolio.

She was also the MP for Lembah Pantai for 13 years and she has been often commended for the swift actions, whenever her contituents needed her service. Especially in a crisis. She brought upon massive public housing projects for the lower income in Lembah Pantai and resolved many of the squatter issues, during that time.

We in BigDogDotCom wish to record our appreciation for her service as a Parliamentarian and  in the Federal Government continuously since April 1995, when she was appointed Parlimentary Secretary for Ministry of Youth and Sports  by then Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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Published in: on April 8, 2012 at 23:30  Comments (9)  

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  2. BD has a very subtle way of saying good riddance. Anyway, I notice she has a grip on Najib somewhat.

  3. Too bad, Shahrizat. She should know that people are unapologetic to politicians these days.

    In politics, you have to be either a Saint, or a Santa Claus.

    Nik Aziz survives as people see him a Saint – clean and religious. PM Najib is being seen as a Santa Claus – wherever he goes, there are goodies for everybody.

  4. Datuk Seri Sharizat did an excellent job as MP for Lembah Pantai. Always the first person to be on the ground attending to the needs of the poor and needy, single mothers and children, in times of natural calamities – floods or fires, she would be there. Voters actually missed her when she was no longer the MP Lembah Pantai. Thank you Datuk Seri for the services you have rendered to the public as a Minister and as an MP. One of the best Malaysia ever had.

  5. I recalled during the big flood in Johor in Dec 2007. Datuk Seri Sharizat and DPM Najib were one of the first politicians to turun padang, mengharung banjir to respond to the plight of the flood victims. Who can ever forget such acts of keperihatinan dan rasa tanggung jawab kepada rakyat.

  6. Since 1957 I have observed that our leaders have become more and more religious. But unfortunately they have always used religion for political purpose. I am all for politicians and citizens who want to be religious as the want to be. But in my book this commitment to religion should to translated to good governance based on the freedoms of the inmdividual and accountability. Without these two core principles democracy means nothing. We have leaders who have fooled us all the time and have gone against the logic that you can only fool some of the some of the time but not all the people all of the time.

    Big Dog we have to wake up. The middle calss population in Indonesia is almost 50 million. Soon investors are going to pass Malaysia for Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines, countries that have middle class population larger than Malaysia. And talking about the Philippines in the 50s maids from China went there to look after the children of rich Filipinos. Today it the Filipinos who are all over Hong Kong and China looking after the children of rich chinese. Today we may regard Indonesia as a source of cheap labour and get an agreeable sensation form that thought. But never forget that if we do not develop Malaysia on the core principles of freedoms of the individual and accountability, Indonesia and Philippines in the 70s and 80s paid no regard to these principles, we too may end up eating out tail to survive and experience the living hell in which these two countries had to live in the 70s and 80s..

  7. Good riddance to bad rubbish. I hope her presence does not cause UMNO to lose more seats.

  8. For the good service she has rendered to the country, let us all say a big thank you to her and she can have the condos, the Merz as well as other incidentals which have not been reported. As for the RM250 loan granted to her family whilst she is still in office, I am afraid her family has to return them with interest now that she’s no longer a cabinet minister.

  9. oopps, I mean RM250 mil


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