KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 (Bernama) -- Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today outlined
four key criteria essential for Malaysian women in order to overcome barriers
and excel in their chosen field.
The deputy prime minister said women in Malaysia must be well prepared to
embrace new challenges, meet demands of the future and also equip themselves
with new skills and knowledge, be it business, communication, technology or any
"First, you must build your capacity to compete and be one step ahead at all
times," he said when launching the 10th Women Summit, here today.
The second, was to nurture positive attitudes and be confident with their
own ability to overcome barriers, he added.
He elaborated that only by nurturing positive attitudes, would they be able
to explore new opportunities and break new ground in their respective fields.
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Also present at the event were Tourism minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen and
Women, Family and Community Development deputy minister Datuk Heng Seai Kie.
He went on to note the third criteria as a "ground breaker", something
special, something value added, such as a talent or perspective that provided
"And fourth, there must be opportunities allowing women to excel," he said.
Muhyiddin, who is also Education Minister, noted that apart from the four
criteria, education was a critical factor to include women in the nation''s
He added that with better education or higher academic qualifications, women
could enter professional fields which were traditionally dominated by men.
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