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Harveen Kaur Becomes the First Malaysian Beauty Queen to Scale Mount Kilimanjaro
The IKON, Women’s Corner

Harveen Kaur Becomes the First Malaysian Beauty Queen to Scale Mount Kilimanjaro

Datin Harveen Kaur has etched her name in history as the first Malaysian beauty queen to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest peak in Africa. Harveen Kaur, 44, achieved the feat on Sept 24 this year, reaching the Uhuru peak which stands at 5,895 metres above sea level. “I aspire to contribute to the empowerment of women of all generations, encouraging them to have faith in their abilities. Together, we can muster the courage to recognise and unlock our boundless potential,” she told Bernama when asked to reflect on her achievement. The Malaysia Book of Records has duly recognised her extraordinary achievement and will honour her with a certificate for the national record of being the ‘First Beauty Queen to Summit Mount Kilimanjaro’. The certification presentation is sched...
38.8% of decision-making roles are occupied by women in public sector
Women’s Corner

38.8% of decision-making roles are occupied by women in public sector

Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri has reported that women currently occupy 38.8 percent of decision-making roles within the public sector. However, she noted that the goal of achieving 30 percent representation for women in similar positions within the private and corporate sectors has not yet been reached. This topic was a focal point during the inaugural meeting of the National Women and Family Council (MWKN) for the year, which took place on October 19. During the meeting, discussions also centered on strategies and initiatives aimed at encouraging women to reenter the workforce, with the aim of fulfilling the 60 percent female workforce participation target outlined in the Madani Economic Framework. "If we were to compare with Singapore, the number of working women there is over...
Oscar-winning actress Michelle Yeoh has been elected to the International Olympic Committee
Entertainment, Women’s Corner

Oscar-winning actress Michelle Yeoh has been elected to the International Olympic Committee

Malaysia's very own Oscar-winning actor, Michelle Yeoh, has achieved a remarkable feat by securing a seat on the International Olympic Committee. This achievement comes on the heels of her historic win as the first Asian woman to claim an Academy Award for her outstanding performance in "Everything Everywhere All at Once." With an impressive vote of 67 in favor, nine against, and one abstention, Michelle Yeoh was elected as one of the eight new members on the final day of the 141st IOC session held in Mumbai, India. As the news of her election was announced, an emotional Michelle Yeoh stood up, placing her hand over her heart in a gesture of gratitude. She, along with the other newly elected members, then solemnly took the Olympic oath. Yeoh, a dynamic 61-year-old, who has be...