QuickCheck: Did Malaysia’s first female Cabinet minister start Women’s Day here? - News Summed Up

QuickCheck: Did Malaysia’s first female Cabinet minister start Women’s Day here?


TUN Fatimah Hashim was Malaysia’s first female Cabinet minister, known for championing women’s rights in the country. Did she initiate Malaysia’s annual Women’s Day? VERDICT:TRUEYes, Tun Fatimah Hashim started the ball rolling on our country’s Women’s Day celebrations, observed annually until today. She was also the president of the National Council of Women’s Organisations (NCWO), which aims to protect women’s rights in Malaysia, for 24 years. In 1962, Fatimah initiated Malaysia’s National Women’s Day celebrations, according to the website.


Source: The Star July 01, 2022 06:40 UTC



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