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Malaysia: Why is it so difficult to root out sexism in Parliament? (FMT)
Thursday, August 04, 2022
Malaysia: Why is it so difficult to root out sexism in Parliament?
If it is so difficult to root out sexism in Parliament, then how on earth does anyone expect the general population to treat problems relating to sexism with the seriousness it deserves? On July 20, the MP for Pasir Salak, Tajuddin Abdul Rahman,...
Monday, November 26, 2018
Malaysia: Not mandatory to have 30 per cent women representation in politics, says Hannah Yeoh
KUALA LUMPUR: The government has no intention to make it mandatory for there to be 30 per cent female involvement in government and politics, said the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry. Its deputy minister Hannah Yeoh said that the...
Friday, July 06, 2018
Meet the female ministers in Malaysia’s new cabinet
Women’s rights groups in Malaysia have called on Pakatan Harapan to fulfil its promise of minimum 30% representation at the highest policy-making body in Malaysia. PM Tun Mahathir’s cabinet, however, only has nine women: five full ministers (see...
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Malaysia's new deputy PM Wan Azizah Wan Ismail aims to be a role model for women
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...
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
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....
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Malaysia elections: Mothers not staying mum over women issues
A group of mothers want parties in the general election to give due regard to issues affecting women and families. Rallying as "Mama Bersih", the group presented their own manifesto on eight demands they want the political parties to adhere to. "We...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Malaysia: Women's Touch For Women Voters In Bukit Gantang
Wanita Umno has intensified its efforts to win the hearts of 28,214 women voters in Bukit Gantang with the women's touch, especially by being courteous and understanding women's issues. Its chief Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said the women in...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Malaysia: Do Quotas for Women Work?
PARTI Keadilan Rakyat (PKR)'s 30% quota for women in leadership positions is the first of its kind in any Malaysian political party. But in the grand scheme of things, it's also 14 years late.Malaysia signed the Beijing Declaration and the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Malaysia: Malaysian Indian Congress Youth, Women’s Wing Chiefs Re-elected
Delegates of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) have re-elected the chiefs of their Youth and Wanita (women) wings, setting the pace for the party’s plenary meeting and elections next month.MIC Youth coordinator T. Mohan won the top post by a...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Malaysia: Get equality right for Malaysian women
In conjunction with the 100 years of International Women's Day, Empower with the support of the US Embassy organised an event themed "Get Equality Right for Malaysian Women" at the MACEE headquarters in Bangunana Yayasan Tun Razak in Kuala Lumpur...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Malaysia: Malaysian MP: Women Drivers 'Slows' and 'Oblivious'
Women drivers are “slow” at the wheel and “oblivious” on the roads, a Malaysian ruling party MP told parliament, prompting outrage among women’s groups on Tuesday. It is not the first time Bung has made controversial comments about women....
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Malaysia: BN Sarawak's Women Wing Hope for More Reps
Wanita Barisan Nasional (BN) Sarawak are hoping that there would be more women candidates fielded in the upcoming 10th state election. Currently there are only four BN female representatives in the 71-member state legislative assembly. They...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Malaysia: Government Recognises Women's Participation in Nation Development
The Malaysian government's introduction of various policies and programmes for women reflects on the recognition of their contributions to the nation's development. Girl Guides Association of Malaysia Chief Commissioner Datin Seri Zalihah Mohd Taib...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Malaysia: Halls of Power Narrow for Malaysian Women
At the gathering in a hotel on the outskirts of the Malaysian capital, there was talk of canvassing “highly persuadable” voters, campaign budgets and media strategies. There was even a stirring speech by a “candidate.” The gathering had all...