KUALA LUMPUR — November 29, 2016: Young Malaysian women are demanding that the Barisan Nasional and Puteri Umno be more inclusive by having more programmes with them.
This was one of the findings of a study by the political wing young women for three months beginning October, culminating in a book titled Persepsi dan Harapan Wanita Muda Malaysia (Perceptions and Hopes of Young Women in Malaysia).
The study initiated by the wing’s chief Datuk Seri Mas Ermieyati Samsudin discovered that the 2,485 respondents wanted Puteri Umno to directly interact with them.
The book was launched today by Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak at the Putra World Trade Centre in conjunction with the party’s annual general assembly.
The study’s head of research Dr. Sharifah Syahirah Syed Sheikh said the book serves as an eye-opener for the party to further understand the needs of young women.
“They feel that there is an apparent gap between them and Puteri due to lack of interactions.
“They also want the government, along with Puteri Umno, to be their representative and their voice. I believe our party wing is currently addressing this and there will be enhancement in terms of their approach soon.”
The study was conducted by eight academics from College University of Poly-Tech Mara and Universiti Teknologi Mara Shah Alam in a collaboration with the organiser of the Champion Puteri programme.
The book is sold for RM50 at the Puteri Umno booth at PWTC this week.