Right Time, Right Place and Some Luck

By Cecilia Ng

April 2012 FEATURE
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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 backgroundWhen Pakatan Rakyat took over the reins of the Penang state government after the March 8, 2008 General Elections,...

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Cecilia Ng

an independent researcher and women’s rights advocate, is currently a visiting professor at the Women’s Development Research Centre (KANITA), Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang.