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Shahrizat is just a wife, woman rights group should rally behind her

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Shahrizat did nothing wrong as a wife, why she resigns now?

Our vocal woman rights group should protest against PR who can accept a women executive in Selangor who has out of wedlock relationship with a Muslim.

It is my own decision to give up post as minister, says Shahrizat

Reports by P. ARUNA, ISABELLE LAI, ONG HAN SEAN, SIRA HABIBU, REGINA LEE, DERRICK VINESH, RAHIMY RAHIM and JOSEPH SIPALAN Pictures by KEVIN TAN and AZMAN GHANI

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil has announced she will relinquish her post as Women, Family and Community Development Minister when her senatorship ends on April 8.

However, the embattled Cabinet member will continue her duties as Wanita Umno chief.

“I want to do the right thing. And I feel that the right thing for me to do is to step down from my position as minister,” she told a packed press conference at the Taman Desa Waterpark here yesterday.

Shahrizat, who was expected to announce her resignation from her post on Saturday, did not disappoint and looked composed when she addressed the press.

“I want to be very clear that this is my […]