It’s only fair to ask for 30% representation

THE call by female political leaders for 30% of women representation in Parliament is fair and justified, “Wanted: More female reps” (The Star, Oct 5; online at

In the first Parliament of the Federation of Malaya after the general election on Aug 19, 1959, there were three women lawmakers in the 104-member Dewan Rakyat, which works out to 2.88% female representation.

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