Tag: Election Promises

Malaysians Deserve More Women in Cabinet

The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) congratulates the seven women appointed as ministers and deputy ministers in Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Najib Razak’s newly formed Cabinet. The marginal presence of women however, is extremely disappointing. Out of the 35 full ministerial positions only two, or 5.7%, have been filled by women. This falls…

SEKALI LAGI, KOTAKAN KATA!

JAG mengalu-alukan kenyataan Perdana Menteri yang menjamin “kerajaan bersedia melakukan perubahan terhadap undang-undang, peraturan, amalan dan pemikiran yang menghalang wanita untuk lebih maju”. Kami mengharapkan jaminan ini menjadi realiti dan menyeru undang-undang pro-wanita diluluskan dengan segera, oleh mana-mana pihak yang kelak membentuk kerajaan. Dato’ Sri Najib Razak, yang juga Menteri Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat,…

SEKALI LAGI, KOTAKAN KATA!

The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) welcomes our Prime Minister’s promise that “the government would hasten effort to make changes to legislation, regulations, practices and thinking that obstructed the progress of women.” We look forward to seeing action match the rhetoric and call for pro-women legislation to be passed without delay, by the…

KOTAKAN KATA!

There is a Malay saying which we all hold dear: Kata mesti dikota. Your word is your bond, and promises must be kept. The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) congratulates you on winning in the 12th General Elections, look forward to the fulfillment your election promises. The orchid symbolizes our sincerity and willingness…

The Necessity for Checks and Balances

Barisan Nasional’s victory constitutes an endorsement of the vision, values and priorities set by the new Prime Minister as he leads the country in the 21st century. However, the greater challenge now is to deliver on the promises made. For the huge mandate comes with huge responsibilities and high expectations. The electorate’s palpable demand for…

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