Limited guests at Sarawak Women’s Day celebration 2020 due to RMCO

Fatimah (centre) at the press conference in Wisma Wanita, Kuching.

KUCHING, Aug 4: Only 250 guests will be invited to attend Sarawak Women’s Day celebration this year, due to the current Covid-19 pandemic and Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).

Minister of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah said compared to previous years’ celebrations whereby thousands were invited, there is a must to comply with standard operating procedures (SOPs) as set by the government.

Themed ‘Sarawak Women in Digital Era’, it will be held on Aug 29 at Borneo Convention Centre (BCCK) and Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg is expected to grace the event.

“This year’s celebration theme is specially chosen to recognise women’s role and contribution in the current digital economy.

“On the other hand, the pandemic has also given opportunities for women to learn new skills in digital form to boost their entrepreneurship. Many women lost their income or job due to Covid-19 but now, they can make use of digital platform to do their business,” she explained.

Although limited people will be invited for the event at BCCK, Fatimah said it will also be live streamed for everyone to watch.

“We will invite 100 women to watch the event at Wisma Wanita, Jalan Sultan Tengah in Kuching. At the same time, it will also be made available for others to watch at district level,” she said after chairing the organising committee meeting at the Wisma Wanita here today.

Meanwhile, the event will also see six awards to be given to outstanding women and a non governmental organisation, namely Datuk Patinggi Laila Taib award, Women’s Social Activist award, Women’s Entrepreneur award, Women’s Leadership award, Chief Minister Special Achievement (Digital) award and outstanding women association.-DayakDaily