SABAK BERNAM: Wanita Umno chief today said Barisan Nasional has a higher chance of winning back Selangor from the opposition in the upcoming 14th General Election.
This, Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said was because feedback gathered by the party wing's election machinery showed that voters in Selangor were unhappy with the poor services provided by the current administrators.
"From attitude survey (bancian sikap) conducted by Wanita Umno and BN, we received so many grouses and complaints from the 'rakyat' (people) in Selangor over the failure of the state government and their representatives in taking care of the people's welfare.
"These Members of Parliament and assemblymen are only great in the social media and making promises, but in reality, they failed to serve their DUN (state constituencies) and parliamentary areas.
"This is in contrast with BN and Umno leaders who had been consistent in fighting for the people," Shahrizat said in Sekinchan, here earlier today.
She said this after a meeting with Wanita Umno members from Tanjong Karang, Sungai Besar and Sabak Bernam divisions under the wing's 'Kembara Ibu Terbaik Bangsa PRU 14' programme.
Also present in the closed-door meeting were Selangor Wanita Umno chief Datin Paduka Norhayati Onn and Sungai Besar Umno division chief Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos, who represented Selangor BN chairman Tan Sri Noh Omar.
Shahrizat said the grouses raised by people of Selangor varies between areas, with urban locations mainly revolves around issues of ease of doing business, sanitation and taxes; while those in rural areas complained that the PKR-led state government had not brought development to their areas and lack of assistance.
"Truth be told, the successes displayed by the state government today are only based on what BN government had built when we helmed Selangor.
"We believe that BN has higher chance to take back Selangor this election based on our performance in serving the 'rakyat'," she said.
On Wanita Umno's representation for Selangor, Shahrizat said the wing would push the party's top leadership to have more female candidates to contest in the state.
Currently, BN only has two female assemblymen in Selangor, namely Datuk Rosni Sohar (Hulu Bernam) and Datuk Halimaton Saadiah Bohan (Kota Damansara).