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By Nur Ashikin Louis
KUCHING, June 17: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Women Wing has proposed amending its constitution to have no less than five of its Women Supreme Council members appointed into the PBB Supreme Council.
PBB Women chief Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah said the amendment would involve Article 14 whereby the members’ appointment should be done in accordance with the hierarchical structure of the PBB Women Supreme Council.
“This does not include the automatic appointment of a women leader as vice president under the existing constitution.
“This number also does not include women who became members of the PBB Supreme Council through victory in the Council’s election,” she said when speaking at the opening ceremony of PBB Women and Youth Wings Assembly held at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) today.
She also proposed for Article 23 of the party’s constitution to be amended to reflect the role of the Women Wing which covers the aspects of politics, leadership, economy, education, health, digital, culture and social.
The amendment, she said, would be in line with the new challenges and the need to make the PBB Women Wing more relevant to the current struggles and development agenda.
Fatimah who is the Sarawak Minister for Women, Childhood and Community Development, further said that the PBB Women Wing wants more young women between the ages of 29 to 40 who are no longer eligible to be under the PBB Youth Wing, to join her wing.
“Thus, we propose that the PBB Women Wing Constitution to be amended to enable young women to be in important leadership positions by making it compulsory to have not less than four young women members at the PBB Women Supreme Council, and two members at PBB Women Branch and Sub-branch levels respectively,” she added.
She also called for more women to be chosen as PBB candidates to contest in the General and State elections, community leaders, village chiefs, councillors and other positions at the decision-making level in the civil service. — DayakDaily