Tuesday, October 28, 2008

theStar online

Monday October 20, 2008

Wanita wing wants to be a serious player

KUALA LUMPUR: Wanita MCA needs to break the stereotype that it only focuses on women’s issues.

Wanita chief Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun said yesterday this stereotype has over the years resulted in many in the community regarding the wing as pursuing petty issues.

“The perception is a strong one. People have put us aside. People will not give attention to whatever matter we raise,” she told reporters at the end of the party’s 55th annual general assembly.

Chew said the wing would no longer confine its struggle to only women, children and family issues.

“Until today, there are people who consider women’s issues as petty issues. What is most important is to transform and rebuild our image and give people hope,” she said.

Chew added that the wing would be more vocal in a pragmatic manner in its struggle for the people.

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