KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 — The Women, Family and Community Development ministry has targeted an increase in participation of women in the manpower sector by the end of the 10th Malaysia Plan in 2015.
Women Development director general Datin Munirah Abdullah Bajanuddin said women currently constituted 46.1 per cent of the manpower sector in Malaysia while the ministry has targetted the participation to be increased to 55 per cent by 2015.
“This is the overall scenario in the public and private sector. Women are mainly grounded at the clerical level,” she told reporters after jointly launching the Mothers’ Day celebration, here today, with Acting National Population and Family Development Board director-general Dr. Anjli Panalal K. Doshi.
She said the country’s progress had also empowered more women with greater capability and the qualification to participate in policy making.
“We hope to increase the participation of women as policy makers which is currently dominated by men, to 30 per cent,” she said. — Bernama