Shahrizat says family works hard, doesn’t deserve attacks

By Shannon Teoh, The Malaysian Insider

Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said today attacks against her over the RM74 million National Feedlot Centre (NFC) are a political agenda to “destroy Wanita Umno.”

The minister of women, family and community development told reporters that her family, who runs the national cattle-farming project, “don’t deserve the things said by the Opposition because they work very hard.”

“This is a political agenda by the Opposition to weaken Wanita Umno. But we are not that easily destroyed.

“I am ashamed that there is a Malaysian woman like the Wanita PKR chief,” the senator said, referring to Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin who had claimed that the NFC had failed despite being given a soft loan of RM250 million and a 5,000-acre plot of land.

PKR also alleged yesterday that over RM84 million was siphoned off from NFC to companies controlled by Shahrizat’s husband, Datuk Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail, and her children, Izran Mohamad Salleh and Izmir Mohamad Salleh.