Bahasa Malaysia, Gender, Hikayat

Pemerintahan Sultan perempuan Melaka 

Tahun 1482, satu misi seramai 1,900 orang dalam 40 buah kapal Melaka telah tiba di ibu kota Uthmaniyah, Istanbul untuk membeli senjata api. Ketua misi tersebut ialah Hang Tuah, Laksamana tersohor Melaka. Mereka dihantar untuk membeli senjata api kerana Sultan Melaka yang sudah tua ingin memastikan pengganti baginda boleh memerintah dengan aman dan sentosa.  Baginda… Continue reading Pemerintahan Sultan perempuan Melaka 

Community, Economy, Featured, Gender, General, Govt, Politics, press

This Labour Day, let us recognise the labour of love by homemakers

Media statement by Sim Chee Keong, Pakatan Harapan candidate for P.45 Bukit Mertajam parliamentary constituency 01 MAY 2018 | BUKIT MERTAJAM, PENANG For more than a hundred years, every year on 1 May, workers and the working classes are celebrated on Labour Day. It originated from the struggle of the labour movement advocating for an… Continue reading This Labour Day, let us recognise the labour of love by homemakers

Gender, General, Govt, Politics, press

The Mother of all Budgets neglects mothers

Media statement by Steven Sim, MP for Bukit Mertajam 01 NOVEMBER 2017 | PARLIAMENT, KUALA LUMPUR When he tabled the 2018 Budget on 27 October 2017, Prime Minister-cum-Finance Minister Najib Razak presumptuously called his own budget, “The Mother of All Budget”. What is utterly surprising, and ironical, The Mother of All Budget does not contain… Continue reading The Mother of all Budgets neglects mothers

Community, Economy, Featured, Gender, General, Govt, Politics, World

IWD 2017: Women migrant workers in Malaysia

08 MARCH 2017 | KUALA LUMPUR Happy International Women’s Day. In my International Women’s Day message last year, I urged the government to redirect subsidy for migrant workers to empower Malaysian women in the economy, including expanding our workforce instead of hiring migrant workers, increasing female labour participation rate, as well as providing better social… Continue reading IWD 2017: Women migrant workers in Malaysia

English, Gender

Malaysian girls missing from the job market

MP for Serdang Dr Ong Kian Ming wrote an excellent article about the worrying gender imbalance in Malaysian public universities. Our colleagues in the Penang Institute have shown that women greatly outnumbered men in major public universities. In institutions such as Universiti Putra Malaysia, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris etc., female students constituted… Continue reading Malaysian girls missing from the job market

Community, Economy, Featured, Gender, General, Govt, Mind, Philosophy, Politics, World

IWD 2014: Equality for women, equality for all women – stop the invisible discrimination against homemakers and mothers

This year’s United Nations’ theme for International Women’s Day is “Equality for women is progress for all”. My predecessor, former MP for Bukit Mertajam and DAP Wanita chief, Chong Eng used to say, “There is no social equality without gender equality”. The betterment of women is the betterment of humankind. Yet today, the second class… Continue reading IWD 2014: Equality for women, equality for all women – stop the invisible discrimination against homemakers and mothers

Bahasa Malaysia, Community, Economy, Featured, Gender, General, Govt, Politics

PRESS: BN patut menghormati Gelombang Ibu dan Tsunami Rakyat, laksana Manifesto PR

Kenyataan media 120513 | Bukit Mertajam Saya mengambil peluang ini mengucapkan Selamat Hari Ibu kepada para ibu di Malaysia. Dahulunya, ramai yang kata wanita terutamanya para ibu hanya boleh duduk di rumah menjaga anak. Tapi pada hari ini kita sedar bahawa para ibu merupakan satu penjana kesejahteraan sosial yang penting.  Pada pilihan raya umum ke-13… Continue reading PRESS: BN patut menghormati Gelombang Ibu dan Tsunami Rakyat, laksana Manifesto PR

Featured, Gender, General, Govt, Philosophy, Politics, World

308 – a marker of our struggles

An email I sent to my friends on March, 8: March, 8 is celebrated worldwide as International Women's Day. It is a reminder both of how far we have come from a 100 years ago in women's rights struggle as well as how far still the journey towards our goal. Today, we stand in solidarity… Continue reading 308 – a marker of our struggles

Community, Featured, Gender, General, Govt, Politics

PRESS: Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak insults struggle for gender equality

021012 | Bukit Mertajam Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak's statement today at the National Women's Day celebration saying, there is no need for women's rights movement in Malaysia is both delusional and offensive. It shows how naive the Prime Minister is in regards to the challenges faced by women in Malaysia and everywhere. To add… Continue reading PRESS: Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak insults struggle for gender equality