It was kind of a cocky and inviting title posted by satD (a post entitled “Women On Top?“) in which the article actually criticising “intelligent” respond given by Ceupacs on areas of job dominated by women. Indeed I agreed with satD’s sentiment of such excuse given.
Today, DS Najib, TS Muhyiddin and DS Shahrizat responded. The news report is as follows:
SIBU, Feb 23 (Bernama) — Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the capability of the civil service to implement and fulfill the expectation of the government and people is more important than the concern of certain groups on the increasing domination of women in the service.
The Prime Minister said he would not be surprised if women formed the bigger group in terms of new entries into the administrative and diplomatic service (PTD) in the near future, if the trend of more women entering the universities continued.
“The question of gender is not important, of utmost importance is the output and achievement of the civil service,” he told a media conference at the conclusion of his two-day official visit to Sarawak, here Tuesday.
Earlier, Najib and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, attended a luncheon in conjunction with the Chinese New Year together with the Chinese community in Sibu.
He was asked to comment on the statement by the secretary-general of the Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs), Ahmad Shah Mohd Zin yesterday that the current trend of more women being appointed into senior posts had long-term implications in the development aspects and national growth.
Ahmad Shah contended that this was in contradiction to the current policy of the government which provided for only 30 per cent of the decision-making posts to women.
However, Najib said there would certainly be more women applicants because on the average 65 per cent of those entering the universities were women while those applying to join the PTD must have at least the first degree.
Meanwhile in MUAR, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the women’s domination in the civil service currently should not be disputed as it was based on capability and merit.
He said the government’s policy of allocating only 30 per cent of the posts of policy makers to women was merely a guideline.
“Whatever that occurs in the establishment, the decision is based on merit. If a particular woman is capable and based on merit, then she is eligible to be there. We cannot dispute it, he said.
Muhyiddin, who is also the Minister of Education, said this to reporters after witnessing a Robotec demonstration by school students in the Pagoh parliamentary constituency at the Dewan Kompleks Seri Pekembar, in Pagoh, here Tuesday.
Muhyiddin conceded that in the Education Ministry currently there were more women teachers compared to male teachers.
He said the phenomenon where the number of women holding senior positions was more compared to men not only occurred in Malaysia, but also in other parts of the world.
“This is a global phenomenon,” he said, adding that what was most important was how to manage this development, adding that women was an asset and gave an edge to the country.
Meanwhile, Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said Cuepacs should not worry about the women’s increasing domination as such a development would bring positive impact to the national economy and quality of the civil service.
As for me, I am in no suprise if women are on top in some sectors. Just look at our ratio of students in IPTA. Are not girls are more than boys? IPTS might be slightly different, depending on which college and courses offered.
Generally, in total that study in IPTA and IPTS are mostly girls (except for some that is very technical which boys are more suited). What more if we want to compare of those who graduated. Graduation with flying colours? Man.. I think I don’t need to tell you guys.
It is not that I am ashamed that men and boys cannot perform well in education. It is a hard fact that should inspires men to study harder and smarter. Although it is agreeable that study and work have different kind of scenarios (which theory that we learn during school and varsities may not workable at work), paper qualification is undeniably a ticket to get a better job today. I supposed that Ceupacs secretary-general Ahmad Shah Mohd Zin is also aware how men actually perform in getting academic qualifications that is required.
I am in opinion that men should study harder and smarter. Not trying to give lame excuses for not getting good results in exams.
C’mon lah.. I’m also part of those men who were not very serious in study in early days of my varsity days.. it’s not the girls fault that I dropped classes due to lack of sleep watching UEFA Champions League.. I supposed that men themselves know how men were boys during school and varsities days…
What say you???
Lesson on the street: Boys in schools, varsities and colleges.. study harder and smarter.. Study hard and smart does not make you a nerd lah..