BN to consider upping quota for women senators if it wins big in GE14, says PM

Source: The Malaysian Insight

THE Barisan Nasional government will consider increasing the quota for women representatives in the Dewan Negara if it gets a strong mandate in the 14th general election, said Najib Razak.

Speaking at the Women in Politics Kuala Lumpur 2017 conference, the prime minister said the BN government must get the required vote majority if such changes were to be made.

“If we get the required majority in the next general election, we could impose a quota for the upper house, that it must comprise no less than 30% of women senators,” he said when officiating at the international conference, held in conjunction with this year’s Umno General Assembly. Read more