Tuesday, May 10, 2005

"Ammend Laws That Discriminate"


All laws and regulations that are discriminatory to women must be reviewed or amended to reflect the country’s policy on gender equality, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said.

“We have recently amended our Constitution to ensure that there is no gender discrimination. We need to ensure that all our laws and regulations are also consistent with this."

“We have already informed all ministries to identify these laws and regulations that need to be reviewed,” he told a press conference after opening the Non-Aligned Movement Ministerial Meeting on the Advancement of Women at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre here yesterday.

In his keynote address Abdullah told about 3,000 delegates and guests that he considered as one of Malaysia’s major achievements the recent inclusion of the principle of non-discrimination into the Federal Constitution.

[Source: Doc Mave]