KUALA LUMPUR – Puteri Umno Chief Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin has asked for the people not to compare her to her predecessors, especially the first Puteri chief, Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said.
Mas Ermieyati, who took on the post in the past year, said it was inappropriate to compare leadership styles as the era and challenges were different for both.
“Azalina faced a different set of challenges then because the Puteri movement was newly established. All eyes were on Puteri when it was first set up because many wanted to see its role.
“The wing has a far bigger challenge today. Puteri Umno is now made up 80 per cent new faces who are still green and do not fully understand the party’s struggles,” she said during Puteri Umno assembly at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) here today.
Mas Ermieyati said she needed to clarify this matter because her previous approach of keeping silent led to the public misperception that she was not doing anything.
Therefore, she urged the people to be fair and give her time to prove her capability in leading the Puteri movement. – BERNAMA