Thursday, October 30, 2008

Press statement by Wanita MCA National Chairman Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun

Wanita MCA supports the appointment of Low Siew Moi as Acting General Manager of PKNS

- Chew Mei Fun to Khalid Ibrahim: Don't compromise on Siew Moi's appointment

Wanita MCA National Chairman Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun today urged Selangor MB YB Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim to be firm in his professional view and stand over the appointment of Sdri Low Siew Moi as Acting General Manager of Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS).

Emphasizing that, "Tan Sri Khalid should not be influenced by PAS or any quarters and then compromise on his decision on the appointment Sdri Loh Siew Moi to the top post in PKNS," Mei Fun concurred that, "even though I share a different political ideology with Tan Sri Khalid, however I believe in the Selangor Menteri Besar's trust and confidence in women's capabilities to helm PKNS."

She stressed that, "in this globalised world, the appointment of top government posts should not be based on skin colour or gender. Those with capabilities and are able to perform should be given the opportunity to serve." She added that, "if the person appointed performs well meritoriously, they should be allowed to continue their service in their respective positions. However, if they failed to perform, it is never too late to terminate their services."

Mei Fun also criticized the statements made by Selangor PAS commissioner Datuk Dr Hassan Mohamed Ali and former Selangor MB, Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo who questioned the appointment of Sdri Low Siew Moi PKNS as Acting General Manager based on her race and gender.

She added that, "the behaviour of these two leaders who questioned and prejudiced the capabilities of women will not increase the country's competitiveness and encourage economic growth. At the end of the day, the country will experience brain drain with more and more talented professionals leaving Malaysia for other countries to seek work and pursue their ambitions."

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