PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) chairman Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz launched Kasih Malaysia, the charity and welfare organisation of the wives of Pakatan Harapan leaders, at Seri Perdana here on Monday (Oct 29).
Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, the wife of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, is the chairman of Kasih Malaysia.
Speaking at the launch, Dr Siti Hasmah said the organisation has been approved by the Registrar of Societies and can begin to implement programmes.
"We will begin at ground zero," she said, adding that Kasih Malaysia is committed to serving the people who have voted Pakatan into power in GE14.
Dr Siti Hasmah also said that the launch of Kasih Malaysia is historic because there is no organisation as yet which groups the wives of Pakatan leaders.
Zeti, who also opened the inaugural annual meeting of Kasih Malaysia, said in her speech that she believes the organisation has a significant role and can spur the empowerment of women in the country.
"As the main supporter of the success of your husbands, members of Kasih Malaysia need to prove that you can fulfil the new hopes of Malaysia," she said.
Zeti said she believes Kasih Malaysia can be a formidable team and can implement its responsibilities to ease the burden of the needy even in a challenging environment. – Bernama