PUTRAJAYA – For the first time ever, 220 women employees from various industries were feted at a luncheon at the Seri Perdana Complex here in conjunction with the Workers’ Day celebration this year.
The luncheon, graced by the Prime Minister’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, was attended by the women employees from 22 private companies in the Klang Valley, Melaka and Negeri Sembilan.
In her speech, Rosmah said the 2016 statistics showed that 52 per cent of workers were women.
“This clearly shows that women are part of the country’s human capital who have every potential to contribute and generate the economy, besides being the assets of their organisations.
“I’m proud that today’s women can move progressively and have the chance to contribute actively to nation development. This is evident with the support from the government that cares about women’s issues and interests, while recognising women as vital partners in national development.
Rosmah also called on women employees to grab every opportunity to improve their competency, knowledge and skills to remain competitive in the job market.
She also urged Malaysian women to be united, to speak in one voice and to not get disintegrated.
“The need for the Malaysian women to be together is for the betterment of the ladies in the country,” she added.
Among the attendees were representatives of Sunpower Malaysia Manufacturing Sdn Bhd, Baby Kiko Sdn Bhd, Sate Kajang Hj Samuri Processing Sdn Bhd, Mydin Mohamed Holdings Berhad, Parkson Corp. Sdn Bhd dan Aeon Co (M) Bhd. – BERNAMA