Women representation on PLC boards is still low

Path to target: Johan says quota-based system needed to achieve government’s target of at least 30% women at board level by next year. On the right is Foong.

KUALA LUMPUR: Women representation in boardrooms of public-listed companies (PLCs) on Bursa Malaysia is moving at a slower pace, says Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia board director Datuk Seri Johan Raslan.

As of September 2019, women representation on boards of all PLCs on Bursa Malaysia accounted for 16.6% of total board seats. Last year, it was around 15.6%.

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