Malaysia's new deputy PM Wan Azizah Wan Ismail aims to be a role model for women

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Malaysia's new deputy PM Wan Azizah Wan Ismail aims to be a role model for women

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Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail's childhood ambition was to become a doctor and cure disease. Now that she is Malaysia's most powerful female politician, she says her mission is to improve women's rights.

The 65-year-old made history this month when she was named Malaysia's deputy prime minister. She is the first woman to hold the post, and one of only a handful of female politicians in high public office in Southeast Asia.

Click here to read the full article published by Straits Times on 28 May 2018.

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