Featured, Gender, Govt, Politics

PRESS: Quota is good but not enough – Why Federal Government is pushing its duty on gender equality to the private sector?

280611 | Penang Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced yesterday that the government will compel the corporate sector to have at least 30% women in decision-making positions by 2016 (http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/compulsory-30pc-women-stake-in-top-level-posts-by-2016/) This is not a new thing; since 1995, the Malaysian government has ratified the United Naition’s Convention on the Elimination of All Forms… Continue reading PRESS: Quota is good but not enough – Why Federal Government is pushing its duty on gender equality to the private sector?

Featured, Gender, General, Govt

NEWS: Penang council initiates gender-sensitive budget

Source: GoodTimes The Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) is set to become the first local government to have a gender responsive budgeting (GRB) policy. MPSP councillor Steven Sim said they are aiming to start a three-year plan by next year to implement GRB by 2015. Contrary to common beliefs, GRB is not about spending equally… Continue reading NEWS: Penang council initiates gender-sensitive budget

Community, Economy, Gender, Govt

NEWS: MPSP to table gender responsive budget

This was a "scary photo" of me by the Star, but the news is worth it all. ---------- Source: The Star THE Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP) will for the first time table a budget by 2015 which ensures that the needs of both male and female are met equally. Council secretary Rozali Mohamud said… Continue reading NEWS: MPSP to table gender responsive budget

Community, Featured, General, Govt

Cleaner Greener & Healthier Penang – A Community Health Program

In conjunction with the Penang State Government's "Cleaner Greener Penang" campaign which among others seeks to transform our beautiful state into a sustainable city of the future, my office, in collaboration with YB Chong Eng's service centre, will be organizing a series of community health check programs in Bukit Mertajam with local Jawatankuasa Kemajuan dan… Continue reading Cleaner Greener & Healthier Penang – A Community Health Program

Featured, Gender, Govt

PRESS: Home Minister, IGP, Act Now: Stop Police Humiliation of Detainees

Originally published here Press statement by the Good Governance and Gender Equality Society, Penang (3Gs) and the Women’s Rights Awareness Association (WRAA) 040611 | Penang We refer to the news in Malaysiakini on a recent vice raid in Penang by Bukit Aman police officers (http://malaysiakini.com/news/165943). The news portal and other dailies reported that the police… Continue reading PRESS: Home Minister, IGP, Act Now: Stop Police Humiliation of Detainees