There are more than 1,400 women in decision-making positions in the public sector, surpassing the government-set quota of 30%.
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has surpassed its quota of 30% women in policy-making positions in the public sector.
There are 1,419 women at the top level of management, taking up 35.6% of the positions, said Chief Secretary to the Government Dr Ali Hamsa.
“The total achieved is a remarkable accomplishment in the civil service and proves that women civil servants in Malaysia play a significant role in the governance of the country,” he said.
If the police and military services are not included, women officers are in the majority (57.5%) in the civil service, ranging from the top management to the implementers.
Ali urged senior women officers in the civil service to focus on providing better services to the people.
This will support the government’s efforts to increase productivity and enhance the image of the public sector as the main sector spearheading the development of the country.
Ali said measures would be taken to empower female leadership in the country’s development, particularly towards making the 2050 National Transformation a reality.