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Wan Azizah leads Malaysian delegation to Asem Summit

  • Oct 17, 2018
Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is scheduled to arrive in Brussels today to lead the Malaysian delegation to the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (Asem) Summit from Oct 18-19.The Asem Summit will bring together heads of state or governments of 51 European and Asian countries, representatives of the European Union (EU) and the secretary-general of Asean.Themed "Europe and Asia: Global Partners for Global Challenges", the leaders will seek to strengthen dialogue and cooperation between the
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Wan Azizah admits she was offered PM's post

  • Oct 10, 2018
Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail admits that she has been offered the post of prime minister after Pakatan Harapan won the 14th general election on May 9.Sharing the information for the first time with some 200 members of Malaysian diaspora in Jakarta last night, she said the offer came from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V as she is the president of PKR, the party which symbol was used by all Harapan component party members in the GE14.“However, I had to turn down the
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DPM: Gov't will look after children of woman jailed for prostitution

  • Oct 6, 2018
The Social Welfare Department has interviewed the family of the single mother who was found guilty of prostitution by the Terengganu Syariah High Court on Sept 27, to ensure the welfare of her children.Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who is also the Minister of Women, Family and Community Development said it was not her intention to interfere in the affairs of the syariah court."However, the welfare of women and children is my priority,” she said in a statement today.Dr Wan Az
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Wan Azizah used private car to follow me, no abuse of power - Anwar

  • Sep 29, 2018
PD POLLS DAY 1 | With the nomination period over and a total of seven candidates announced for the Port Dickson by-election this morning, things appear to be slowing down for the rest of the day.As far as we are aware, only Pakatan Harapan has campaigning planned for later today.Harapan candidate Anwar Ibrahim is expected to attend a high tea event at a Sikh gurdwara at Sri Tanjung in the afternoon.After that, there are two Harapan ceramah at night, one after the other, at 9.30pm and 10.30pm.The
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Wan Azizah: I don't condone child marriages, was only relaying report

  • Sep 21, 2018
Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has stressed that she does not condone child marriages and vowed to raise the minimum age of marriage to 18. This comes after Wan Azizah, who is also minister of women, family and community development, came under fire for her previous statement that the 15-year-old girl made to marry a 44-year-old divorcee in Kelantan had "consented" to the marriage. In a statement this morning, Wan Azizah clarified that she was merely repeating a report furn
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Wee: Wan Azizah shrugging off her duties in child marriage case

  • Sep 20, 2018
PETALING JAYA: Commenting on the latest child marriage case in Tumpat, Kelantan, Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong has reminded Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail that she has a duty as a policymaker to ensure that laws and policies are in place to protect vulnerable groups, including children. The Ayer Hitam MP said the Women, Family and Community Development Minister should not shrug off her duties in the matter by saying that the minor had given her 'consent'. “There will be a host of conseque
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Wan Azizah will not be in cabinet when I'm PM, Anwar reiterates

  • Sep 15, 2018
PKR president-elect Anwar Ibrahim has reiterated that his wife, Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, will not be in the cabinet once he becomes prime minister. "Our position is Azizah has to step down when I assume office. This has been announced right at the beginning," Anwar told reporters in Singapore today. He was non-committal towards a similar stance for his daughter Nurul Izzah, who is currently serving as Permatang Pauh MP. "For Nurul Izzah, let's see what her positio
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DPM displeased by Rahim Noor's appointment as peace facilitator

  • Aug 30, 2018
Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is displeased by the move to appoint a former inspector-general of police as the southern Thailand peace process facilitator.However, she said, the appointment was the prerogative of Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad."When he (Mahathir) asked me, I did tell him (I was displeased), but I said it was his prerogative," Wan Azizah said in a pre-recorded interview with the radio station BFM, which was aired this morning.She added that Mahathir chose Rah
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Wan Azizah: Up to committee to decide if Rafizi can contest in PKR polls

  • Aug 27, 2018
The PKR election committee will determine whether former Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli, who has two convictions, is eligible to contest in the party elections. PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said this in response to a question from reporters at the Parliament lobby. She was asked about a front-page report in The Sun Daily today that party regulations do not allow a person who has been convicted to contest in party elections. The newspaper, quoting a source, had reported that PKR faced
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Poll: Wan Azizah most popular, races divided on Guan Eng, Maszlee

  • Aug 15, 2018
Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is the most popular figure in the cabinet, according to a Merdeka Centre poll.However, Malay and non-Malay respondents appeared divided on the performance of Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng and Education Minister Maszlee Malik.According to the poll conducted from Aug 7 to 14, Wan Azizah enjoyed an overall approval rating of 75 percent with only 16 percent disapproving of her performance.This was due to strong support from both the Malay (71 percent ap
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