Anda lihat sendiri kecelaruan fikiran wanita UMNO kerana mampu memisahkan masalah rasuah dan penyalahgunaan kuasa pemimpin mereka sebagai individu yang memiliki syarikat dengan jawatan dan amanah yang mereka pikul sebagai pemimpin masyarakat dan negara...sebab itu mereka "tak nampak" dan "tak mampu" membezakan kebenaran, kebatilan, kejujuran dan pengkhianatan.
“Apa juga yang dilakukan yang bersifat peribadi tidak akan menjejaskan parti,” kata ketua Wanita Umno Gombak, Datin Sharifah Salmah Syed Agil.
“Pengundi akan mengundi untuk parti, bukan individu,” kata Radziah Ahmad yang merupakan ketua wanita Umno Shah Alam.
"Akar umbi tidak melihat dari sudut individual, dan mengatakan pengundi akan mengundi berdasarkan usaha parti dan bukannya pencapaian seorang ahli. Pada saya, semua adalah masalah individu. Tapi, bagaimanapun, kami Wanita Umno di peringkat akar umbi akan terus bekerja." menurut Ketua wanita Umno Kapar, Norliza Ahmad
No votes lost over Raja Ropiaah issue, Wanita Umno leaders say
“Anything you do on a personal basis will not affect the party,” Gombak Wanita Umno chief Datin Sharifah Salmah Syed Agil told The Malaysian Insider yesterday.
The latest controversy involved a lucrative land deal for a defence studies facility that has yet to be built by state party leader, Senator Datuk Raja Ropiaah Abdullah’s firm, nearly a year after the National Feedlot Centre (NFC) scandal cost Wanita Umno chief Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil her senatorship and a Cabinet post. Sharifah Salmah insisted that the Raja Ropiaah issue was a “personal” matter that would not dent the wing’s support and should be left to the courts to decide, as the issue is currently based only on news reports and public speculation.
“Voters will vote for party, not (the) individual,” Radziah Ahmad said.
The Shah Alam Wanita Umno chief shared Sharifah Salmah’s view, saying the matter involving Raja Ropiaah has not been decided in the courts.
She said that even if the courts had ruled on the issue, it would be “very personal” and “doesn’t involve the party.”
She added that Wanita Umno members will continue to work the party machinery in preparation for polls.
“We are working for party (BN), not working for individual,” Radziah said.
Kapar Wanita Umno chief Norliza Ahmad told The Malaysian Insider that the grassroots do not “evaluate from an individual viewpoint”, and suggested that voters will weigh the party’s overall effort instead of a single member’s performance.
“For me, all that is individual problems. Whatever happens, we Wanita Umno at the lower level will continue to work.
“For now, the Wanita works from house to house, and we know who will vote (for us),” she said, referring to the house visits that the women’s wing has been carrying out in preparation for the polls that will be called in the next few months.
Raja Ropiaah’s firm, Awan Megah Sdn Bhd, was recently involved in a court case over a series of transactions involving parcels of land in Bukit Raja linked to a government project to build the RM100 million National Defence Education Centre (Puspahanas). Although the legal suit against the Selangor Wanita Umno chief’s company was subsequently withdrawn and the much-disputed land sold to Boustead Holdings Bhd (BHB), it is unclear if the Puspahanas project has been completed. Since late 2011, the spotlight has been on Shahrizat, who kept her posts as national Wanita Umno chief and head of BN Wanita despite a scandal in which the former minister’s family was alleged to have misused a RM250 million federal loan for a cattle-rearing project.
Shahrizat had last September highlighted Wanita Umno’s importance, saying that it should not be considered a mere “wing” but should be raised to the status of backbone of the party and BN.
She had pointed out that Wanita Umno was responsible for its members’ and monetary contribution towards the party’s election machinery.
Wanita Umno is one of the party’s strongest wings and has had a wide influence with women, especially in rural areas. But a shift in demographics pushed Umno to set up the Puteri Umno wing in the 1990s, in efforts to attract young women and professionals working in urban places.