Wan Azizah confident Dr M's wisdom, experience can make Malaysia great again

PUTRAJAYA, May 22 (Bernama) -- Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, the country's first female Deputy Prime Minister, said today she is confident the wisdom and experience of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will make Malaysia a respected nation again.

She said that as someone new in the Cabinet, she was excited about serving and building the new Malaysia with the other members of the Cabinet.

"I am very excited to start my duty with my colleagues to form a strong team to develop our beloved country."

"With the wisdom and experience of Tun (Dr Mahathir), we are confident of achieving many successes for the people and nation," she said.

Dr Wan Azizah spoke to newsmen after reporting to the Prime Minister at the Perdana Leadership Foundation office before starting work officially on her first day as the deputy prime minister.

On the meeting with Dr Mahathir, Wan Azizah said she had a very meaningful discussion during which they talked about the future direction of the country.

"I found the meeting very meaningful - and I also shared my views on the future direction of the country under the leadership of the new Malaysian government," she said.

Dr Wan Azizah arrived at 9 am and left the office about 45 minutes later.