Malaysia is a beacon of hope for democracy: British High Commissioner

07 Jun 2018 / 18:13 H.

PUTRAJAYA: The world has set up and noticed Malaysia following the 14th General Election, says British High Commissioner to Malaysia Vicki Treadell.
"This is now a Malaysia for all Malaysians. Malaysia is a beacon of hope for democracy. The democratic process is the winner in all this," she said in a joint statement issued today following her meeting on Monday with Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
Treadell said the UK was keen to work with Malaysia on a wide range of issues including women, children, education and capacity building.
"One area you're really doing well is in the sciences and we would love to work with you on this," she said.
She said other areas that both countries could collaborate in were education and capacity building.
"We stand ready to continue to work in areas we used to work in if that is the right thing to do or if there are new things to do, we are ready to work with you on that too," she said.
Meanwhile, Wan Azizah said employers should look at hiring highly qualified women who initially left their job to bring up their children, as chief executive officers and for senior management positions.
She noted that such women who usually suffered from empty nest syndrome when their children have all grown up, were now ready to re-enter the workforce.
"We have a Career Comeback Programme under TalentCorp and we need more employers who are willing to employ these women and use their expertise," she said. – Bernama

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