Shahrizat Retires from Politics

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Outgoing Wanita Umno chief Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil announced today that she was quitting politics. 

She said she had given up all her positions in Umno, including at the branch, division, and national levels.

She also did not defend her position in the Umno party election this year.

“One thing in politics, we must know when to leave,” Shahrizat told reporters at the Umno headquarters in Kaula Lumpur during polling for the Wanita, Youth and Puteri wings.

“I’ve been around a long time. I feel that for me, I must know when to leave. This is the time for me to leave to make way for younger, fresher faces,” said the former women, family and community development minister.