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A gruelling and hectic six months


Time for change: Everyone has to think much more carefully about the kind of cities they want to build, says Maimunah.

Time for change: Everyone has to think much more carefully about the kind of cities they want to build, says Maimunah.

IN her first press conference in Malaysia since assuming the role as executive director of UN-Habitat, Datuk Maimunah Mohd Sharif, had a momentary lapse.

In fielding questions from the local media in Kuala Lumpur earlier this week, she used “we” when asked on certain localised issues. “I have to mindful that I am now speaking in my capacity as a UN representative,” she recalls with a chuckle.

   

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