PUTRAJAYA : The Government will strive harder to strengthen women’s positions in all fields while ensuring equal opportunities for all irrespective of gender, race and religion.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said various steps had already been taken to aid not only women but everyone with ideas, initiative and the drive to succeed.
He cited micro-credit schemes such as Tabung Amanah Ikhtiar, Tekun and SME Corp as some of the programmes by the Government to help those keen on doing business.
“Nevertheless, I take note that there is still a gap in assistance and support being given to women who want to start businesses, especially those who want to do it online.
“Insya Allah, we will from time to time find ways to lessen the gap,” he said in a posting on his blog NajibRazak.com.
Najib said the role of women in nation building, workforce and education, and striking a balance between career and family were among the issues discussed during dinner with his online friends at the Modern Asian Diner in Setapak on Wednesday night.
Among those present were eye surgeon Prof Dr Muhaya Mohamad, young fashion designer Fuzana Mokhtaza, gymnast Farah Ann Abdul Hadi, crime