Malaysia praised on women

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Malaysia praised on women

Malaysia came in for particular praise at the ongoing 59th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference here for instituting changes that allowed the participation of more women in the political process, at least within the Commonwealth grouping.

Commonwealth Sec-Gen Dr William Shija said it was affirmative action that indeed some political parties have put into the system to try to reach out to women candidate that have produced results.

"I have even met women elected representatives from Malaysia, including from the (opposition-run) State of Selangor," he said, adding that men needed to change because they sometimes influence parties to make political decisions like the shortlisting of candidates.

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