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Gender discrimination ruling stands as govt withdraws appeal (fz.com)


My comment after the government withdrew its appeal in the landmark Noorfadilla Ahmad Saikin case, which reaffirmed that CEDAW had the force of law in Malaysia:

Women’s Aid Organisation advocacy officer Yu Ren Chung said the government’s stand to not appeal the decision is a victory for all women in Malaysia who face gender discrimination in their lives.

“There can be no more excuse for an employer, be it the government or private entity, to deny a woman her right to work and to the same employment opportunities as men, on the basis of gender,” Yu said.

Read the full article re-published in Yahoo! Finance Singapore on 27 June 2013.


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