Conduct study on redelineation of parliamentary constituencies in Sabah, says rep

KOTA KINABALU: The government should conduct a study on redelineation of parliamentary constituencies in Sabah as there are many areas that are too big to be counted as a single parliamentary constituency.

Nominated assemblyman Datuk Amisah Yassin said this consideration is in line with the commitment to improve and implement the terms under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).

“Some of the parliamentary areas in Sabah are too large for one person to oversee, and more funds are needed to develop these areas in accordance with changing times and needs,” she said during the Budget 2023 debate speech at the state legislative assembly sitting here Monday (Nov 28).

She said it would be more efficient and beneficial to the people if a redelineation process was initiated for Sabah and Sarawak.

Amisah also urged for more development programmes for women by setting up a state Women Development and Family Ministry.

She said the ministry can help implement various development programmes for women in terms of economy, upskilling, education, and many more.

“It can also encompass intellectual skills starting from children, those in higher learning institutes, skills training institutions and so on,” she said.

Amisah feels that these initiatives can help women showcase their strengths not only in family management, but also in leadership roles such as politics.

She also called for more women assemblymen to be chosen and for more opportunities opened up for women in government-linked companies.

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