Tuesday, 16 April 2013
GE13: Rosmah denies meddling in selection of candidates
The Prime Minister's wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor today denied allegation by certain quarters that she meddled in the selection of Barisan Nasional (BN) candidates.
Describing the allegation as baseless, Rosmah said the BN candidates were chosen by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak together with the top BN leadership.
"In the run up to the general election, I have been the subject of much slander. As the wife of the country's leader, this cannot be avoided.
"Some people said that I meddled in the selection of candidates. It's not true because if then, I would have known who were nominated or dropped," she said at a hospitality, culinary industry and cooking demonstration at Advanced Technology Training Centre (ADTEC) here Tuesday.
Also present were Selangor Wanita Umno chief, Datuk Raja Ropiaah Raja Abdullah and chairman of Kota Raja Barisan Nasional division, Raja Kamaruzaman Johari.
In her speech, Rosmah urged wives of BN candidates to accompany their husbands during election campaigns to ensure victory for the party.
"With the cooperation and support of various quarters, we (BN) can retain the leadership of this country, including capturing Selangor from the opposition."
On another note, she urged housewives to always serve a balanced diet to their family members because it was the best place to nurture a healthy eating habit.