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Winning over women

Winning over women

Women’s rights logo (Public domain) ACCORDING to the Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG), women in Malaysia have made little progress over the past 25 years. In a briefing for parliamentarians last week on 24 March, JAG listed out the good, the bad and the ugly that affect women. JAG’s research into the issues [...]

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Women can’t become menteri besar?

Women can’t become menteri besar?

(Scroll by ba1969 / sxc.hu) ON 29 Jan 2010, Perak’s Barisan Nasional state executive councillor Datuk Hamidah Osman said female politicians cannot become menteri besar. Her reason: a menteri besar “has to meet the [monarch], where protocol is involved, and one has to meet religious officers … in such situations it is not possible for [...]

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What would Toni say?

What would Toni say?

Toni Kasim in Turkey, November 2007 (© Julian Lee) “WHAT would Toni say?” It’s a question I’ve asked myself quite frequently in recent times, especially with the constant and new challenges one faces in running an office and being an online journalist. “What would Toni say”, I guess, is my version of Christians who use [...]

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“Wanita MCA should be consistent”

“Wanita MCA should be consistent”

PETALING JAYA, 12 June 2009: Wanita MCA chief Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun should be consistent in her critique of dress codes imposed on women, said women’s organisation All Women’s Action Society (Awam). Chew (Source: wanita.mca.org.my) Its president, Sofia Lim Siu Ching, said Awam welcomed Chew’s criticism of the Kota Baru Municipal Council (KBMC) for [...]

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Proposal to check sexist MPs lauded

Proposal to check sexist MPs lauded

PETALING JAYA: Wanita MCA’s proposal for a code of conduct to check on sexist and indecent behaviour among parliamentarians has received support from several women’s groups. But some remain suspicious of the movement’s motives in bringing the matter up now. Chew Mei FunWanita chief Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun had announced on 14 Dec that [...]

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Yes, Minister. Let’s meet

Yes, Minister. Let’s meet

PERSATUAN Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (Empower) is very much disturbed by the ruling made by the National Fatwa Council (the Council) on 23 Oct 2008 which opined that females who dress and behave like males is forbidden in Islam. Protestor outside Suria KLCC (Pic by Lainie Yeoh)On 7 Nov 2008, two groups protested against the fatwa. [...]

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