Selangor Sultan not against a woman becoming MB

Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah

(The Star) – Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah has ticked off those who spread malicious talk that the Selangor palace is against women becoming the mentri besar.

“Some people have been too quick to condemn the palace. They made an issue saying I did not want a woman MB.

“These reports by certain news portals made such claims without attributing them to any name,” he said.

“I am not against any woman becoming the MB but my benchmark is that she must be like the Bank Negara governor (Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz).”

The Sultan added that he had the highest respect for female personalities such as Zeti, Universiti Malaya pro-chancellor Toh Puan Dr Aishah Ong and other good women leaders.