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Ex-Senior Civil Servant Remanded In Rural Projects Graft Probe

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PUTRAJAYA – A former senior government official has been remanded to help anti-graft officers in their investigations into the alleged siphoning of more than RM100mil from rural project funds. The 40-year-old former deputy under secretary (infrastructure) from the Rural and Regional Development Ministry will be held for six days until Oct 11. The woman was…

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Saudi King Orders To Grant Driving Licenses For Women

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  RIYADH – Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Tuesday issued a royal decree granting driving licenses for women in the kingdom, China’s Xinhua news agency reported, citing local media. The order lifted a decades-old ban on Saudi women from driving, a right that has been reserved only to male citizens and…

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Malaysian Women Must Acquire Digital Skills

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SERDANG – Women must empower themselves with a variety of digital skills instead of just being adept at making on-line purchases, said Communications and Multimedia Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Dr Sharifah Zarah Syed Ahmad. She said among the areas that women in Malaysia should explore are big data and algorithm conversion analysis. “Malaysia needs more…

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Malaysia Has Least Senior Business Roles Held By Women In Asean

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia has the lowest proportion of senior business roles held by women in ASEAN, according to a latest report by Grant Thornton. The 2017 International Business Report (IBR), a survey conducted between October-December in 2016, revealed that only 24 per cent of senior business roles were held by women in Malaysia, down…

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Women Prefer Paid Jobs To Housework, And Men Agree, Research Shows

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Most women around the world would prefer to be working at paid jobs, and nearly as many men agree with them, even in regions with traditionally fewer women in the workforce, according to research released on Tuesday (March 7). Only a third of women and men would prefer to see women stay at home, said…

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Women Entrepreneurs Nationwide Number 1.18 Million – Azizah

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KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 1.18 million women entrepreneurs have registered with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) so far, the Dewan Rakyat was told Thursday. Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Azizah Mohd Dun said that to help the group, the ministry had carried out various programmes including Single Mother Skills Incubator…

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Get More Women In Decision-making Positions In Private Sector: Najib

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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…

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Do Not Look Down On Women’s Achievements – Sharifah Zarah

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PUTRAJAYA – Women’s achievements should not be looked down upon based on gender and they should be given equal opportunities, said Communications and Multimedia Ministry Secretary-General Datuk Seri Dr Sharifah Zarah Syed Ahmad. Sharifah Zarah, who is also the ministry’s Association of Wives of Civil Servants and Women Members of the Civil Service (Puspanita) branch…

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Goals Galore At Women’s World Cup Final As US Defeats Japan

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Women’s World Cup quickly built from uncertainty to predatory dependability for midfielder Carli Lloyd, then concluded Sunday in a display of startling deliverance. Lloyd scored the quickest goal in a Women’s World Cup final, slicing a shot with the outside of her left foot from a corner kick in the…

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Malaysia Suffer Third Straight Defeat In AFF Women’s Football Championship

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KUALA LUMPUR: The national women’s football squad suffered their third consecutive defeat in as many matches to complete their disastrous outing in the 2015 AFF Women’s Football Championship in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Mohd Asyraaf Abdullah’s charges who have been dumped out of contention were mauled 0-4 by Myanmar in their last Group B…

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Female Gangsters Flex Their Muscles

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MALACCA: It’s the sort of girl power that Malaysia can do without. There are 1,300 female triad leaders in the country, says a crime prevention body. Apparently, these leaders are recruiting more schoolgirls to join their female gangs. United Malaysia Crime Prevention Organisation (UMCPO), which works closely with the Home Ministry, revealed that at least…

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Australian Women Can Check Violence History Of New Boyfriends

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SYDNEY – Australian women will be able to check if their new boyfriends have a history of violence, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. The New South Wales (NSW) government will start a male domestic violence offender register which will be able to be accessed by anyone. NSW will be the first state in Australia to…

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New Trend Among Women – Dyeing Their Armpit Hair In Bright Colours

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A new trend has emerged among women – growing their armpit hair and colouring it bright. Ms Roxie Hunt, who works at a saloon in Seattle, United States, said in her blog that she always wanted to dye someone’s armpit hair. “I’ve always wanted to colour someone’s pit hair, I have actually done it once…

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Almost 200,000 Women Undergo Mammogram Test Since 2007

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KUALA LUMPUR – A total of 192,365 women have undergone breast cancer screening under the Mammogram Test Subsidy Programme since its inception in 2007, National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN)chairman Tan Sri Napsiah Omar said. She said, of the total, 176,843 were tested negative, while 15,522 others were categorised as in need of further…

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Liverpool Retain Women’s Super League Title Thanks To Chelsea’s Defeat

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LIVERPOOL have retained the FA Super League title after beating Bristol Academy 3-0 on a final day on which three teams still had a shot at the trophy. Chelsea had started the day three points clear at the top of the table but fell to a 2-1 defeat at Manchester City and will have to…

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Budget 2015: Upholding The Role Of Women

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Indeed women are special. Their uniqueness not only adds grace to the family but they also play a crucial role in addressing life’s challenges. The Government recognises that women have a pivotal role in national development and in nurturing future generations. Presently, women represent only 38% of the total workforce in the country. To enhance the contribution of women…

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Saudi Shuts Women Athletes Out Of Asian Games

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DESPITE fielding two women athletes at the last Olympic Games in London, Saudi Arabia has reverted to its sexist policy. Saudi Arabia has failed to include a single female athlete in its 199-strong team for the upcoming Asian Games in South Korea, saying its women are not sufficiently competitive. The Saudi stance sparks criticism from…

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U.S. Engineering Students Invent Nail Polish That Detects Date Rape Drugs

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Soon women could have a new weapon to fight the threat of sexual assault: nail polish. A team of students at North Carolina State University has created a special type of nail polish that changes colour when exposed to date rape drugs like Rohypnol, Xanax and GHB. The wearer simply dips a fingernail painted with…

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