Interview With Dato' Seri Paduka Maimunah Mohd Sharif: Navigating Cities and Crises Effectively

By Rachel Yeoh

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HER WHIRLWIND TOUR to Japan, Singapore and Malaysia has brought Dato' Seri Paduka Maimunah Mohd Sharif, the reelected Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and former president of the Municipal Council of Seberang Perai and mayor of the Penang Island City Council back to Penang. A lot has happened since her last interview with Penang Monthly (April 2019), what with Covid-19, worsening climate change and international crises. However, she arrives with viable solutions in hand to move and...

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Rachel Yeoh

is a former journalist who traded her on-the-go job for a life behind the desk. For the sake of work-life balance, she participates in Penang's performing arts scene after hours.