Right Time, Right Place and Some Luck

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On January 2, 2012 a new state-initiated body emerged – the Penang Women’s Development Corporation (PWDC) – as the result of the Chief Minister's 2012 budget speech when the state announced it had tripled the budget for women’s development. In the space of four whirlwind months, the PWDC came into existence. No mean feat indeed, so how did this happen?

A little background

When Pakatan Rakyat took over the reins of the Penang state government after the March 8, 2008 General Elections, it was widely assumed that the various state departments would continue to work with the new state government.


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