*107 - Great News Feeds: Malaysian's Pride

Its a news i got to know from Mei Fong's blog... Im spreading the news as requested :)

This news is dated on 5th of March 2009 and we Malaysians are not very aware of this... Im sad to say that there's far too less media coverage on social justice and human rights achievements... The winning of an award on the international platform is left uncovered... Sounds like the Malaysian arent really proud of her huh? I'll like to cheer for Ms Ambiga... Join me! Im sure its a proud news for the Malaysian... Spread the words...

The Secretary of State's 2009 International Women of Courage Awards
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2009/03/120070.htm

QUOTE: "In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Department of State announces the recipients of the third annual Secretary of State’s Award for International Women of Courage. This is the only award within the Department of State that pays tribute to outstanding women leaders worldwide. It recognizes the courage and leadership shown as they struggle for social justice and human rights.

This year, the Secretary of State will pay tribute to honorees representing Afghanistan, Guatemala, Iraq, Malaysia, Niger, Russia, Uzbekistan, and Yemen. They are among over 80 exceptional women nominated by U.S. Embassies worldwide for their extraordinary work in advancing human rights. The women will be in Washington from March 8 – 12 for a program of meetings with government officials, NGOs and the media. The Office of International Visitors is partnering with the Office of International Women’s Issues on this project.
Ms. Ambiga Sreenevasan (Malaysia)
An accomplished lawyer who became President of the Malaysian Bar Council, Ambiga Sreenevasan masterfully uses the rule of law to advance human rights, the status of women, and religious tolerance. In the face of death threats and intimidation, Ms. Ambiga has emerged as a strong voice of tolerance and justice."

This is only the true Malaysia Boleh!

2 comments:

happyPig~ said...

woohoo u spreaded it! hahaha and i had the chance to go to MPO last year but fell sick. haih sad

XtasyM said...

:D

OMG... wat a miss... nvm... There's always a next show... lol

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