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Nurulhidayah: 'A man are born to be a leader'

KUALA LUMPUR: The daughter of Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi found herself on the receiving end of criticism today following a snippet of an interview she gave an English news portal.

In the clip, Nurulhidayah Ahmad Zahid was asked for her thoughts on women's rights and female representation in politics.

She replied: "I think, I think woman is not born to be a leader, tau. So, aah, ya woman are not born to be a leader. A man are born to be a leader. So I think for human right, for women right I think semua patut ada the right. Because we are all human (sic)."

Explaining herself on her own Instagram account, Nurul Hidayah repeated her comment that "woman are not born to be a leader (sic)."

She cited surah an-Nisa, verse 34 from the Quran.

Nurulhidayah remarked that she saw no problems for women to be part of a leadership team, such as holding positions as a member of Parliament, a member of the state assembly or even owning companies.

"What I meant is the top leadership such as the prime minister, Menteri Besar, chief minister and the likes," she posted in Bahasa Malaysia.

"No matter how high or great a woman is, be the kind of women who will always support the success and weaknesses for men," she added.

"Tanpa wanita, siapalah lelaki.. haa gitewwwwww," she said, ending the post.

The snippet of her interview, shared on Twitter by one user has garnered 335,000 views as at press time.

Many comments remarked on how they could not understand what she was trying to say.

Twitter user @rahmahghazali wrote: "10 kali ulang, 10 kali aku confused." (Repeated it 10 times, and I'm still confused.)

DAP politician Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud replied to Rahmah Ghazali, saying: "Sama." (Same).

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