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Sunday, September 30, 2001

BN should field more women candidates in next election (Sabah)

By Joniston Bangkuai

Barisan Nasional parties in Sabah should field more women candidates in the 2005 State elections, Chief Minister Datuk Chong Kah Kiat today said.

Acknowledging the leadership capability of women, he said it was about time for women to play an important and bigger role in the development of the State.

Presently, Sabah has two Assemblywomen in Datuk Norjan Khan Bahadar and Datuk Sarinum Sadikun and three women senators in Datuk Dayang Mahani Pengiran Raffae, Melanie Chia and Azizah Mohd Dun.

"I hope all BN component parties in Sabah would look into the possibility of fielding women candidates in the next State election," said Chong, who is also State BN chairman.

He was speaking to reporters after officiating the State-level Women Day celebration at the Magellan Sutera Hotel here.

Organised by the Sabah Women Advisory Council (SWAC), the celebration was attended by about 500 women from all over the States.

Among those present was the Yang Di Pertua Negeri's wife Toh Puan Rukaiyah Panglima Abdullah and heads of the various women organisations in the State.

Chong said SWAC should enhance its networking by establishing ties with all women-based non-Governmental organistaion (NGO) in the State to enable it to contribute more positively to the development of women.

"The SWAC should venture into an outreach programme to forge strong ties with all women-based NGOs," he said.

On a suggestion by SWAC chairperson Datuk Noni Said for the Council to be be accorded department status, Chong said upgrading the status of the council was not as important as having a wide network.

The Chief Minister, however, promised to render the necessary support to SWAC in the implementation of its activities.

Source: New Straits Times

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