Category: The Star

The Future is Female

THE announcement by Prime Minsiter Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak that women would make up at least 30% of Senators should Barisan Nasional (BN) retain a majority in next general election is a talkng point of many

I am impressed. But, why do we need to wait till another BN landslide victory for the PM to reform the Senate? Does that mean that women are not worthy of the recognition and should not be given the opportunity otherwise?

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More women making their mark

HONG KONG: Centre for Research, Advisory and Technology CEO Ng Yeen Seen voiced her concerns over a recent announcement that all public-listed companies in Malaysia should have 30% women at the board level or risked being named and shamed.

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Microsoft: Malaysia can be key cybersecurity player

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has the potential to be a key cybersecurity player in the South East Asian region.

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The Star: 13 named TN50 ambassadors

PUTRAJAYA: Thirteen youths have been chosen to be ambassadors of the 2050 National Transformation (TN50) initiative and will reach out to other young people to find out their aspirations for Malaysia heading towards the year 2050.

Others are artist and illustrator Sarah Joan Mokhtar; chief executive of the Centre for Research, Advisory and Technology (Create) Ng Yeen Seen; Hospitals Beyond Boundaries chief executive Dr Lutfi Fadil Lokman; Malaysia Youth Council president Mua’mar Ghadafi Jamal; former national squash player Sharon Wee; and Zhariff Afandi of The Zhariff Initiative.

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The Star: This young leader is ready to work for change

“It’s the last day of the World Halal Conference, and Ng Yeen Seen is striding along the plush carpet floors. At the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, lunch has arrived in steaming trays, arrayed on long tables.

In the thick of the lunchtime crowd, Ng is growing impatient. There are 800 participants from 50 countries at the event, and it’s hard to find a quiet spot to talk amid the hungry crowd.

“OK, we’ll go to a VIP room,” she says, pushing open a heavy door. Setting down her mustard-yellow handbag, she settles into an armchair, prepared to field questions.

The 35-year-old has been riding a wave of publicity since she was declared a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader (WEF YGL). As one of the YGLs of 2016, she joins the most exclusive and elite club in the world: past winners include Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, and Jack Ma of Alibaba. Closer to home, fellow YGLs are Khairy Jamaluddin and Nurul Izzah.”

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