Call for more women leaders

Azlan Othman

More leadership opportunities should be given to women, said Legislative Council (LegCo) member Yang Berhormat Siti Rozaimeriyanty binti Dato Seri Laila Jasa Haji Abdul Rahman at her concluding speech at the final day of the 17th LegCo session yesterday, adding that it is not impossible to have a female minister in the Cabinet.

“I supported the statement made by Yang Berhormat Khairunnisa binti Haji Ash’ari to provide opportunity for eligible and capable women to hold higher positions.

“I feel that the appointment of Legislative Council members should be one where more opportunities should be given to women.

“I believe many women have the potential and capability to implement tasks entrusted if only they are given the opportunity to prove themselves,” she said.

Yang Berhormat Siti Rozaimeriyanty also wished every woman a happy International Women’s Day, which was celebrated recently.

She called on important programmes implemented by agencies to be monitored by enforcing the existing act.

At the same time, she said, deliverables carried out on certain projects must be sped up as “we are running out of time to attain the Brunei Vision 2035”.

Legislative Council member Yang Berhormat Siti Rozaimeriyanty binti Dato Seri Laila Jasa Haji Abdul Rahman. PHOTO: INFOFOTO