Malaysia elections: Scandal-hit Umno women's chief Shahrizat Jalil tipped to contest again

Ex-minister Shahrizat Jalil expected to be fielded in KL ward after missing 2013 polls

Ms Shahrizat Jalil, who leads 1.3 million women in Umno, came under scrutiny in 2011 over her husband's entanglement in the so-called cows-and-condo scandal which caused public outrage. PHOTO: BERITA HARIAN MALAYSIA

KUALA LUMPUR • The chief of Umno's powerful women's wing Shahrizat Jalil was not fielded in the previous Malaysian general election after her husband's entanglement with the so-called cows-and-condo scandal caused public outrage.

But she is widely expected to contest this time in a Parliament seat in Kuala Lumpur, according to Malaysian media.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 14, 2018, with the headline 'Scandal-hit Umno women's chief tipped to contest again'. Subscribe