Shahrizat grateful Najib taking over her portfolio
According to Bernama, Shahrizat said she was grateful to Najib for announcing his takeover of the ministry, which he did at the opening of the Pahang-level Karisma 1Azam programme today in Temerloh.
As Shahrizat’s term as senator ends April 8, Najib announced that he would be acting minister of women, family and community development from then on. He did not state how long he would carry the portfolio, however.
Previously, Shahrizat (picture) had announced on March 11 that she would be stepping down as minister due to the National Feedlot Centre (NFC) controversy.
NFCorp, managed by Shahrizat’s husband, failed to meet stipulated beef production targets and is being investigated due to allegations of mismanagement of funds from a RM250 million government soft loan.