She said she never expected to be picked for the Cabinet but had always served her constituents and organisations that she joined with dedication.KUCHING: Batang Sadong MP Nancy Shukri pledged to work doubly hard to prove her internal and external critics wrong on her appointment as Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department.
“At first I thought it was a joke, I never expected anything.”
She said there was bound to be some dissatisfaction among senior party elected members for not being appointed to the Cabinet but being a Muslim, she believed in Qada and Qadar or fate.
“We can’t please everyone. Perhaps the Prime Minister wanted a mixture of junior and senior elected representatives. A mixture of technocrats who better understand the needs of the young generation.
“He also received a lot of feedback from the people who gave their opinions and proposals through Facebook and Twitter besides checking out our performances on the ground,” she told reporters at Kuching International Airport here yesterday.
She was asked to comment on talk of dissatisfaction among senior state Barisan Nasional elected representatives who either did not get any ministership or deputy post after serving four terms and above. Nancy made her political debut only in 2008.
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YB Nancy Shukri spoke on Bernama News Radio. She said that she will be fighting for women's rights and will be doing something about gender issues.