‘Sarawak Women In Safety and Security…In Good Hands’ book to be launched Sept 25

Fatimah (third left) presenting a gift to Uggah after the courtesy call. Also seen are Francis (second left) and Rosey (second right).

KUCHING, Sept 20: A book focusing on the involvement of 22 local women in personal and public safety, national security, health and occupational safety, information and cyber security as well as environmental security will be launched this Sept 25.

The book entitled ‘Sarawak Women In Safety and Security…In Good Hands’ is written by Priscillia Pui Li Eng, a lecturer with the Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak.

This is the tenth book in a series published by the Ministry of Welfare, Community Well Being, Women, Family and Childhood Development.

Highlighting local women roles in the post-independence years, the first book was published in 2010.

In 2012, the book on our women roles in politics was published followed by in the following year, their involvement in the business.


Subsequently, books detailing women involvement in volunteerism (2014), in politics (2015), in arts (2015), education (2016), in sports (2017) and in healthcare (2018) followed.

This morning, Minister Datuk Sri Fatimah Abdullah, who was accompanied by assistant ministers Datuk Francis Hardin Hollis (Community Well Being) and Rosey Yunos (Women, Family and Childhood Development), paid a courtesy call on Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas at his office in Wisma Bapa Malaysia here.

She formally invited Uggah to officiate at the launching to be held at Penview Hotel here on Sept 25, 2019, at 2.30pm.

On the new book, Fatimah highlighted that it features among others the careers and roles of SAC Norzanah Buang of the Sarawak Police Contingent headquarters, former Custom Department director Dato Dayang Fatimah Johari, former RTM director-general Dato Norhyati Ismail, current State Custom Department director Dato Sharifah Halimah Tuanku Taha and Sarawak Biodiversity Centre chief executive officer (CEO) Dr Rita Manrung.— DayakDaily