Rafidah won't defend seat - Kuala Kangsar MP wants to make way for younger candidates
Nothing but utmost respect and admiration for the "Iron Lady' of Umno Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz for her magnanimity and readiness to make way for the young.
At a time when many a politician are desperately trying to cling on to their party and government positions, Rafidah's announcement is certainly like a breath of fresh air.
The former Wanita Umno supremo and the country's longest serving International Trade and Industry Minister's (before Abdullah Badawi dropped her from the cabinet line-up in 2008) will certainly stand out as a role model for the young.
While Rafidah's announcement is like a breath of fresh air for many, I'm sure it will also send shivers up the spine of those who are or are planning to arm-twist their respective party leadership into allocating them a constituency to contest in.
Non-performing elected representatives, those with unnecessary baggage and those clearly defined as not winnable ... take note! The Ball has started rolling. Thanks to Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz for having started it.
p/s The Government may want to seriously consider not putting to waste Rafidah's wealth of experience in International Trade and Industry. Rafidah is certainly an asset to Malaysia, in or out of the Government.
p/s SHALL WE START A LIST OF ALL THOSE MPs/ADUNs who could make way for 'winnable candidates'?