KUALA LUMPUR: On the occasion of International Women’s Day today, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak called on public-listed companies to get more women involved in policy- and decision-making positions.
Saying that women only held 15.6 per cent of such positions, the Prime Minister said “more needs to be done in the public-listed companies”.
“I urge the industry leaders to do more, to take the next step, to break the glass ceiling and implement gender-diversity policies,” he said in his latest post on his blog, www.najibrazak.com.
Najib said that back in 2011, he announced a vision “very dear to me – to have 30 per cent of decision-making positions to be held by women by 2016”.
“Alhamdulillah (Praise be to God), in the public sector, we have achieved our target. As of August 2015, we have 37 per cent women in decision-making positions in the public sector,” he said.
Najib said he believed that daughters should have the same opportunities granted to sons.
“We must Pledge for Parity and remain committed to empower women in our society.
“Let’s secure the future of our daughters, support the sacrifices of our wives and mothers because they too deserve the same opportunities.
“Happy International Women’s Day to all!” he said.