BN and those in power failing Malaysian Women
Quoted from the Star Online:
Shahrizat, who is Wanita Umno deputy chairman, said women representation at decision-making level was extremely unsatisfactory.
She noted that 9.6% of members in Parliament were women, 25% in the Dewan Negara, 6.9% in state assemblies, 12.5% in local authorities while 7.6% were board members of companies in Bursa Malaysia.
“We have a government policy (that 30% of decision-making positions comprised women).
“We must remind them (the Government) and talk about it so that they won’t forget. There must be an increase in the percentage from time to time,” she said at a briefing for some 700 participants, including Umno information chiefs.
Asked whether the current state of affairs was because of discrimination, she said: “I don’t think so. There must be affirmative action by those in power.” – Sharizat Abdul Jalil
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