As high as 35% of top policy-making positions are held by women in Malaysiaâ€™s public sector.
The latest figures â€“ 1,419 women holding top positions â€“ are encouraging as women make bigger and bolder strides in the workforce. It has also exceeded the quota of 30% women in policy-making positions in the civil service.
Occupying high ranking positions from the top management to policy implementer, these women dominate 57.5% in the civil service, excluding those in police and military services.
â€śThe total achieved is a remarkable accomplishment in the civil service and proves that women civil servants in Malaysia play a significant role in the governance of the country,â€ť said Chief Secretary to the Government Dr Ali Hamsa.
Playing decisive roles that could shape and power economic growth and development, womenâ€™s top priority lies in delivering better services to the people, providing better services to the people.
This, said Dr Ali, will support the governmentâ€™s efforts to increase productivity and enhance the image of the public sector as the main sector spearheading the development of the country.
â€śMeasures would be taken to empower female leadership in the countryâ€™s development, particularly towards making the 2050 National Transformation a reality,â€ť he added.
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