Iron lady: Chew showing the greeting card designed in conjunction with International Women's Day.
KAJANG: MCA leaders paid tribute to women here by presenting them with special greeting cards in conjunction with International Woman’s Day (IWD), which falls on Saturday.
The cards, printed in Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese, feature a picture of a huge antique iron on each side with the tagline “trusty and reliable Chew Mei Fun”.
“This is my way of showing my appreciation for women, who are the backbone of every family,” said Chew, the Barisan Nasional candidate for the Kajang polls.
The iron symbolises the unselfish contributions by women devoted to their families and society, said the MCA vice-president.
Also printed on the card are Chew’s biodata and service records.
Together with MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, Chew visited several areas here door-to-door to greet and deliver the cards to the women yesterday.
She also invited them to an IWD celebration, to be held at Bukit Angkat here on Saturday.
Liow said the event would serve as a platform to encourage more women to step up their efforts to serve the society and country.
The theme of this year’s IWD celebration is “Inspiring Change”, which aims to encourage advocacy for women’s advancement and challenging the status quo for women’s equality and vigilance to inspire positive change.
Liow said IWD was an important event to recognise the achievements of women.
“This day is very meaningful in view of the increasing involvement of women in economic development and nation building,” he said.
Liow urged the party veterans and members to join them in the Kajang division-level celebration of the party’s 65th anniversary, to be held on Sunday, and also thanked them for their help in preparing for the by-election.
He assured the people of Kajang that MCA is committed to serving the community, urging them to have faith in its new leadership.
Later, Chew and Liow distributed the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) to recipients here.
Liow said the aid was usually deposited into the recipients’ bank accounts, but for those without such accounts, MCA would arrange for it to be delivered directly to their homes.