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.