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Terengganu gets first woman candidate in 34 years

Posted by jtsmyth8 on February 22, 2008

Tears of joy rolled down the cheeks of state Puteri Umno chief Nordiana Shafie when she was nominated to contest in the Batu Buruk constituency, making her the third woman to contest in an election in Terengganu. The last was Syarifah Azah Apple Syed Shith who lost to a Pas candidate in the 1974 elections. In the 1969 elections, Teh Hassan contested and won the Chukai seat. All three were from Umno.

Nordiana immediately called her husband, Ahmad Shukri, a lawyer, to tell the good news after the list of state BN candidates was announced by state BN chairman and Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh at Seri Iman here yesterday.

“I was not expecting it. Although, Idris informed me that I could be a candidate in the polls a week ago, I was not counting on it. My involvement as a candidate is also a recognition of the women community in Terengganu,” said Nordiana. (story)


2 Responses to “Terengganu gets first woman candidate in 34 years”

  1. Mohar said

    This story should be titled “Terengganu…” instead of Malaysia isn’t it?

  2. jtsmyth8 said

    Oops, you are right. Just corrected it. Thanks for letting me know. JT

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