The Star News: Saturday October 3, 2009
KOTA KINABALU: More help is now available for women in Sabah facing difficulties with the opening of the state’s first Wanita MCA Women and Children’s Aid Bureau centre.
Wanita MCA chief Senator Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun said the bureau’s first Sabah centre in the city would serve as a platform for the opening of more such facilities statewide particularly in rural areas.
“We would like to see more of these centres in Sabah especially in rural areas where counselling services are needed as well,” she said after opening the first aid bureau at the Sabah Wanita office here yesterday.
Also present were Sabah MCA chief Datuk Edward Khoo and state Wanita MCA chief Datuk Agnes Shim.
MCA Wanita has so far opened 30 aid centres around the country except in Sarawak where the party has no presence.
Chew, who is also Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister, said Wanita MCA would be strengthening its existing aid centres around the country before opening more.