A woman can rise to become PM, says Dr Mahathir

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. -AFP filepic

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama):Women in Malaysia can rise to be the prime minister one day, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

However, the former prime minister foresees that this process could take some time before they can play more important roles in the country’s administration.

"We see this (female prime minister) happening in the developed nations, and we are also among the earliest in giving women leadership roles.

"Perhaps (presently) they may not get to be the prime minister, but there are already (women) who are holding very high positions with heavy responsibilities. In fact, they have been doing a great job, ” he said in a talk show on women in development streamed live on his official Facebook page on Monday (Jan 25).

Dr Mahathir said women have broad knowledge and are rich with experience, making them important contributors to the nation-building process.

"(In fact), females form the largest number of students in universities and they also participate in many activities there, with some even pursuing them abroad, ” he said, adding that women also tend to take their tasks more seriously. - Bernama

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 18
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Did you find this article insightful?


59% readers found this article insightful

Next In Nation

Police raid four Bitcoin mining premises, nab six
Awang Rasau, the tiger shot by poachers, dies
Twin pride of Malaysia
Glorious outing in 1998 Commonwealth Games
Nay to smokers
MCO brings new chapter in Malaysian lives
Flying high for Malaysia
The day the towers fell
Man in the soup for lodging false police report over lost MyKad
Tok Mat: Umno's stance on Bersatu cooperation has always been consistent

Stories You'll Enjoy