Wanita MCA shows interest in deputy post

  • Nation
  • Friday, 03 Jan 2003

KUALA LUMPUR: The Wanita MCA has indicated its interest in the proposed deputy's post in the Women and Family Development Ministry. 

The movement's head Datuk Dr Ng Yen Yen, in presenting her case, explained that they possessed the intellect, manpower and networking system to contribute to the development of women's interest. 

“It is important for the Wanita MCA to have a deputy because 26% of women in Malaysia are Chinese. We will be able to work with Datuk Shahrizat Abdul Jalil to provide strength and support for the ministry. 

“We have 400,000 members and are the biggest women's organisation after Umno's,” she said, refuting suggestions that there was little representation of Chinese interest in the ministry. 

Dr Ng said that despite its formation only a year ago, the ministry had gained support among Chinese NGOs. 

Currently, the ministry has no deputy and parliamentary secretary posts. The MIC has indicated its interest in the latter. 

Dr Ng said this after launching the “Utar Fund Raising with Spring Festival Couplets” here at the Wisma MCA. Wanita MCA hopes to sell 50,000 couplets and raise RM500,000 for the university. 

The tradition of pasting couplets has existed in Chinese history for centuries. These are Chinese good luck sayings written on red paper, often with gold trimmings and usually made up of Chinese characters, which sought luck, long life and wealth.  

It is also a talisman to frighten off the monster “Nian” that arrives at this time of year and destroys crops and homes. 

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