Monday, April 18

Seven women make it to the Sarawak assembly


The biggest winner was DAP's Christina Chiew who became a giant killer in Batu Kawah. She was also DAP's youngest candidate.
KUCHING: Seven women make their way to the Sarawak state legislative assembly after winning in the just concluded state election.
There were 16 women representing various parties and standing as Independents.
Four incumbents from Barisan Nasional — Fatimah Abdullah, Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali, Simoi Peri and Rosey Yunus (Bekenu) – retained their respective seats.
Fatimah, 54, won Dalat with a majority of 4,990 votes in a three-cornered fight. Fatimah, who is Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu Wanita deputy chief, was the only woman minister in the last cabinet.
Sharifah Hasidah, 42, retained her Semariang seat with a 5,431-vote majority in a straight fight against Zulrusdi Mohamad Hol of PKR.

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