Perlis sticks to decision on women village chiefs

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  • Thursday, 09 Jan 2003

KANGAR: Perlis plans to go ahead with its tradition-breaking decision to appoint women as penghulu kawasan (area heads) despite objections from the state branch of the Peninsular Malaysia Village Headmen’s Union. 

Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim said there was no statute, which barred the state government from appointing women as village chiefs so “the state intends to proceed with the appointments soon.” 

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