National protest if Shahrizat does not resign over NFC funds mismanagement

By Karen Arukesamy, The Sun

The Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) women’s wing has threatened to hold a nationwide protest if Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil does not take accountability and resign over the alleged mismanagement of funds in the National Feedlot Corp (NFC).

PKR Wanita chief Zuraidah Kamarudin said the party was giving Shahrizat one-week to own up and take accountability on the matter as the company is wholly-owned by her family.

Zuraidah said PKR will be lodging a police report and is not discounting another report to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) if Shahrizat, who is Umno Wanita chief, does not respond.

“Shahrizat should be accountable for the (alleged) mismanagement of funds in NFC and set the example by being the first to resign,” Zuraidah, who is Ampang MP, said at the parliament lobby.

Urging for Shahrizat to step up and not “tarnish the image” of Malaysian women in general, she said the PKR women’s wing would hold a nationwide protest to pressure Shahrizat and the government to swiftly act on this.

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