CYBERJAYA, March 8 (Bernama) -- More women should be made people's representatives to fight for women's rights and issues, said Minister of Women, Family and Community Development Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim.
She said at present, there were 22.4 per cent women in the Senate and 10.8 per cent in Dewan Rakyat.
She said even though political parties fielded women candidates in every general and state election, the number of women who won was still low.
"There could be certain reasons that women candidates are not chosen. Maybe the voters cannot accept women candidates."
"So women who have been in the world of politics for a long time can show the best example that women candidates or people's representatives are willing to serve," she said in a press conference held after the International Women's Day celebrations 2018 at Universiti Teknologi Kreatif Limkokwing here today.
Rohani said women must know their reason for getting into politics and not do it merely for their political interests.....