KUALA LUMPUR, 7 Apr: Pakata Rakya (PR) recognises the role of women in the country as managers of the household in producing quality human capital and are assets of the country from the beginning.
Thus, PR offers a variety of special attractive offers for women in particular in conjunction with the 13th General Elections (GE-13) in order to defend and protect them so that they enjoy a more meaningful life in Malaysia.
PAS Muslimat Committee member, Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud said that apart from the 12 PR offers to the people, three special offers for women are the Malaysian Women’s Contributions or the Housewives Savings Fund worth RM600 per year, childcare intensive of RM1,000 per year involving children aged 12 years and below, and the establishment of the Local Maid Agency.
“Three special offers for women from PR to women from across Malaysia is to ensure that the well-being of the people continues to be our priority.
“This offer is a sign of recognition and appreciation of the role of women all this while who worked as full-time homemakers.
“Clearly, being a housewife is a noble career in ensuring the stability and harmony of the family institution as an important entity and asset to a country which should be preserved,” she said in a press conference today.
She said that the second and third offer made by PR is also to ensure the employment rate of working women continue to be improved from time to time.
She said that her department urges all Malaysians, especially women voters throughout the country to use this vast opportunity in the 13th General Elections (GE-13) to elect a party which will form a welfare government and that prioritises the well-being of the people instead of the interest of political elites and capitalist conglomerates.
“It has been over 55 years we have allowed for Malaysia to be led by this group that caused the lives of the people to be increasingly battered and abused due to the cost of living which continues to increase with prices of goods that are burdensome and difficult to control.
“While the incomes of the people are still comparatively low,” she said.
Also present was the PAS Muslimat Leader, Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff; Deputy Head of PKR Women, Rodziah Ismail, and National DAP Publicity Secretary, Teo Nie Ching.