Perhaps sensing a fight between Shahrizat and Rafidah could embarrass the top two men in Umno than weakening the party –  Mubarak (an association of former elected representatives) quickly move in.

Bernama said the association wants the leadership crisis in Wanita Umno to be solved quickly and amicably to avoid any unnecessary repercussions.

Its president, Tan Sri Abu Zahar Ujang said the two leaders involved, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz and Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, should put the party’s interest above all else and arrive at a compromise to prevent a split in the wing.

“Leaders come and go. Being an important wing in Umno, which is the cornerstone of the Barisan Nasional, it is imperative that Wanita Umno remains strong, not only for Umno but the nation as well,” Bernama quoted Abu Zahar as saying.

Abu Zahar is also the chairman of the authority. Mubarak should encourage healthy contest instead of stopping it.