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KUCHING, Oct 8: The Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal government is walking the talk on women empowerment by appointing a woman to helm the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Democratic Action Party (DAP) Sarawak chairman Chong Chieng Jen said.
The two-term Lanang MP Alice Lau was recently appointed as the new chairwoman for NIOSH.
Commenting on her appointment, Chong pointed out Lau is the first woman in Malaysia to hold this position and it is yet another move which shows the current government’s recognition of Sarawak.
“NIOSH is a very important organisation that boosts our nation’s commitment towards occupational safety and health at the workplace with strong legislative framework for occupational safety and health.
“This organisation plays an important role in complementing the government’s efforts by providing training, consultations, and information dissemination services to various industries,” according to Chong in a statement today.
He hoped that with this appointment, Lau can now do more for the people of Sabah and Sarawak by boosting their workplace skills so that they are prepared and ready to be employed, especially among the B40 group.
“As an MP, Lau can also raise policy matters in her debate in Parliament to bring upon government policies to further enhance NIOSH’s achievements. She has the capabilities and a good rapport with the government of the day to make this possible,” Chong added. — DayakDaily