The New Straits Times, 16 April 2013
SHAH ALAM: Adzhaliza Mohd Nor is among the new faces to be fielded by Selangor Umno in its bid to recapture the state for the Barisan Nasional (BN) from the opposition government.
The Kajang-born candidate already has an edge against incumbent Dr Che Rosli Che Mat of PAS, who hails from Perlis, in the Hulu Langat parliamentary constituency.
She comes from a well-respected family living in Batu 10, Cheras, Kajang, making her a familiar face among the locals.
The 46-year-old lawyer has always been active in social work in Kajang and Hulu Langat and ventured into politics in 2001 with her first party post being Hulu Langat Puteri chief, which she held until 2004.
Adzhaliza, or Liza, is currently the Hulu Langat Wanita Umno treasurer.
Married to an engineer, Ahmad Haniz Abdul Jabar, the mother of one is now pursuing her Masters in Business Law at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in Bangi
Adzhaliza is no stranger to politics as her late uncle, Datuk Dr Zainal Abidin Ahmad, was a former Dusun Tua state assemblyman and a former MP of Hulu Selangor.
Nomination for the general election is on Saturday, with polling set for May 5.
Dr Che Rosli of PAS defeated Datuk Markiman Kobiran of the BN in the contest for the seat in the 2008 general election with a majority of 1,745 votes. - BERNAMA