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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

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

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 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