PAS says will field more women in coming election

(Bernama) – PAS is looking at increasing the number of women candidates for the upcoming 13th general election, said its president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

He said the move was made considering the encouraging performance of its women leaders at the parliamentary and state levels.

Hadi was speaking to reporters after opening the 52nd annual assembly of the party’s Dewan Muslimat (women’s wing) at the Kelantan Trade Centre, here, yesterday.

Earlier, in his speech, Hadi said PAS recognised women’s role including its women wing’s since 59 years ago.

PAS Dewan Muslimat chief Siti Zailah Mohd Yusof, in her address, urged all the party’s women members to be prepared in facing the coming general election.