KUALA LUMPUR – People’s Progressive Party (PPP) deputy chief, Helen Mening Sagang, was today appointed as the wing’s new leader.
Helen Mening, 48, won the post uncontested at the 2014 PPP Wanita general assembly held here today.
She took over the reins from Datuk Josephine Ann who did not defend her post.
The post of the three Wanita vice chief were won by Samalah Arumugam, Saroja Narayan Nair and Saniah Salleh.
The assembly also elected 12 new names to the Wanita committee.
Speaking to Bernama here, Helen Mening said she would review the strategy of Wanita’s action plan to enable the movement to be more professional and in the forefront when facing the next general elections.
Mening, who hails from Miri, Sarawak, said besides ensuring the PPP continues to be relevant as a Barisan Nasional (BN) component party, she would also work to ensure Wanita PPP played a more consistent role in BN programmes in each state.
Earlier, PPP President Tan Sri M.Kayveas when officiating the assembly, said Wanita should continue its struggle to fight for the rights of the people.
“As far as PPP is concerned, party membership among women continues to be significant. This is proof that we continue to grow, which is why Wanita has to continue working hard to achieve our objectives,” he said.
PPP currently has 600,000 members throughout the country.- BERNAMA