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Research Shows That If You’re A Journalist Or A Chef, You’re Probably A Psychopath

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If you work in the media industry and someone tells you you’re a psycho… they’re not entirely wrong.

According to the findings by Oxford research psychologist Dr Kevin Dutton, those who work in the media field are more likely to be subject to psychopathic behaviour.

In his book The Winsdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success, he details the jobs that attract psychopaths the most, with journalists and media presenters taking the second and third spots on the list respectively.

What tops the list, you ask? CEOs.

The key character traits to keep an eye out for are the ability to control others, and to be manipulative. Dr Dutton goes on to say that psychopaths generally perform well in an office environment, are often found in senior management, and that the CEO is the career most suited to the personality disorder.

So, if you’re any of the occupations below, being called a psycho isn’t necessarily an insult anymore – it might just be true! 😱

Top 10 List:

  1. CEO
  2. Journalists
  3. Media presenters
  4. Public servants
  5. Police
  6. Clergy
  7. Salespeople
  8. Surgeons
  9. Lawyers
  10. Chefs

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Instagram ‘Heartbroken’ Over Girl Who Posted An IG Poll And Then Took Her Own Life

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Instagram executives are heartbroken over the report of a 16-year-old girl Sarawakian girl who had posted a poll on the platform’s stories feature and died by suicide.

According to reports, the poll she posted had asked her followers if she should continue living or if she should die and more than half of respondents voted in favour of her dying.

At the moment, Instagram’s executives said it’s too soon to say if they would take any action against account holders who took part in the poll. The app’s Head of Product, Vishal Shah, told UK Parliament’s MPs that the social media company will be looking into whether they might need to make some changes to their policies.

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“The news is certainly very shocking and deeply saddening,

There are cases… where our responsibility around keeping our community safe and supportive is tested and we are constantly looking at our policies.

We are deeply looking at whether the products, on balance, are matching the expectations that we created them with.”

Meanwhile, the company’s Head of Public Policy, Karina Newton added that the poll posted by the 16-year-old would have violated the company’s guidelines.

Instagram has measures to detect “self-harm thoughts” and will remove certain posts while offering support where appropriate. For example, if a user of the app were to do a search on the word “suicide”, a pop-up would appear offering to put them in touch with organisations that would be able to help.

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However, Vishal Shah said that the way people express mental-health issues is constantly evolving, making it difficult for them to detect it on the platform.

They had been questioned about the matter in Westminster where they were appearing as part of an inquiry by UK’s Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee into immersive and addictive technologies.

Under Malaysian law, suicide is considered as a criminal offence, and those found guilty of encouraging or assisting in the suicide of a minor could be sentenced to death or jailed for up to 20 years.

If you or someone you know is at risk of suicide, please reach out to these hotlines:

1. BEFRIENDERS 
Address: 95 Jalan Templer, 46000, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Contact: +603-7956 8144 | +603-7956 8145 | sam@befrienders.org.my | Website

2. TALIAN NUR
Contact: 15999 | taliannur@kpwkm.gov.my

3. ALL WOMEN’S ACTION SOCIETY (AWAM) – TELENITA 
Address: 85, Jalan 21/1, Sea Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Contact: +603-7877 0224 | Website

4. WOMEN’S AID ORGANISATION (WAO)
Contact: +03-7956 3488 |womensaidorg@gmail.com | Website

5.DBKL TELECOUNSELLING
Address: Tingkat 1, Menara DBKL, Jalan Raja Laut 50350 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: 1800-88-2600 | 03-26179905

And remember, you may not believe it now, but the way you’re feeling will change.

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Jangan Tamak! Bazaars Are The Main Cause Of Food Wastage During Ramadan

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You might think that the biggest contributors to food wastage during Ramadan might be those expensive hotel buffet meals kan? Well actually, it’s the Ramadan bazaars that contribute to most of the food waste during the fasting month.

Food Aid Foundation, a food bank NGO that salvages surplus food from producers, manufacturers, distributors and retailers for redistribution to the needy, spoke to New Straits Times, clarifying the actual food situation during Ramadan.

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Operations director Hayati Ismail explained that hotels have learned from experience and now implement wastage prevention measures by getting people to pre-book their meals and live-cooking food during the buffet.

This means that 25 – 35% of daily food waste actually come from bazaars. Ramadan vendors tend to rely on selling pre-cooked meals or cook everything they brought with them hoping that they can sell as much as possible.

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“Ramadan bazaar traders do not plan how much to cook. They do not do any estimation or business projection.

“When the food is unsold, the majority is thrown away, as opposed to hotels, which send surplus food to staff cafeterias,” 

Ms Hayati pointed out that there are a few bazaars that collaborate with the MY Save Food network to salvage leftovers in an effort to keep food wastage to a minimum, such as the bazaars in Putrajaya, Lembah Pantai, Pandan Indah and Kampung Baru. But bazaars elsewhere aren’t a part of this initiative.

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“There are thousands of bazaars in the Klang Valley alone. Getting volunteers during Ramadan to collect food is difficult.

“On top of that, some food turns bad as early as 9pm. Food safety is the biggest challenge when it comes to the bazaars.”


According to Hayati, surplus food given by hotels were fresh and had not been served. Food Aid Foundation does not take the leftovers from the buffet lines as they could pose health risks after being exposed to room temperature and people. This would be a bit difficult to achieve from food found at bazaars.

However, Hayati admits that there are some types of bazaar food that could be kept safely to be given to the needy, such as food items that are prepared on the spot like ayam percik or murtabak.

“We ‘rescue’ food from hotels that are still in the back still kept in the warmer at 63°C. After the end of the day, unsold food would be packed and kept frozen. Food Aid teams will collect it once or twice a week.

“We don’t collect the food on a daily basis because the amount is too little, merely 5kg to 10kg, so it is not viable from a logistics point of view and does not justify the cost. If we collect it by the end of the week, we’d get about 30kg to 100kg.”

This practice is based on requirements set by the Health Ministry and also follows the standard operating procedures implemented by hotels. FYI, hotels collaborating with Food Aid Foundation include Bangi Golf Resort and Pullman Hotel and Resorts.

“The hotels know us. We handle cooked food and we have the facilities. On top of that, we have signed indemnity agreements to protect our donors.”

There’s a really simple way to fix this problem, really. Even though after fasting one whole day makes us feel like eating everything we see at the bazaar, we need to be more realistic and have some self-control.

In the meantime, Ramadan vendors should also come up with an effective way to keep their food items fresh and reusable for donating in the event they have leftover food not sold.

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Local Teenager Dies After 69% Voted For Her To Take Her Life On An IG Story Poll

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Depression and suicide isn’t a joke.

After posting a poll up on her Instagram Stories, a 16-year-old decided to take her own life after 69% of her followers encouraged her to.

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According to Astro Awani, the teenager died after falling off the third floor of a shop lot in Bandar Baru Batu Kawah in Kuching, Sarawak. She was found around 8pm on Monday night (13 May) by a passerby who reported the incident to the Balai Polis Batu Kawa. After that, her brother and mother also reportedly found her body on their way home from dinner.

The girl had exhibited warning signs through a posted Instagram story poll which wrote “Really Important, Help Me Choose D/L” at 3pm that same day. It appears that D likely meant “die” while L meant “live”. This might have been her last attempt to reach out for support. Sadly, insensitive social media users encouraged her to take her life rather than offering her some help.

Besides that, she also posted a status update on Facebook which wrote “WANNA QUIT (MY) F*CKING LIFE I’M TIRED” and updated her WeChat status telling all her friends how much she loved them before she died.

Suicide is complex and there are usually multiple factors that lead to someone taking their life. The Padawan District Police Chief believes the girl was highly stressed and it was reported that she might have been affected by the fact that her stepfather had married a Vietnamese woman in Singapore and rarely came home. Besides that, other difficulties that she might have been facing are unclear.

Sarawak police had classified the girls passing as sudden death with no criminal motive detected. However, today, Free Malaysia Today reports that Bukit Gelugor MP, Ramkarpal Singh, has encouraged MCMC (Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission) to look into the case.

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“How some netizens could have actually condoned this is beyond me,”

“Would the girl still be alive today if the majority of netizens on her Instagram account discouraged her from taking her own life?

“Would she have heeded the advice of netizens to seek professional help had they done so?”

Ramkarpal also cited a case in the US that happened two years ago, where a woman was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide.

“Since attempted suicide is an offence in this country, it follows that abetting one to attempt suicide may be, too,”

Last year, the New Straits Times reported that between 2014 and 2018, over 500 suicide cases were reported in Malaysia every year. Out of that number, a total of 1,696 people died while 625 survived suicide attempts. Of the fatal cases, 1,282 were male while 414 were female.

Most people who die from suicide exhibit several warning signs before taking their lives.

  1. Talking about wanting to die
  2. Looking for a way to kill themselves
  3. Talking about feeling hopeless or having no purpose
  4. Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  5. Talking about being a burden to others
  6. Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  7. Acting anxious, agitated or recklessly
  8. Sleeping too little or too much
  9. Withdrawing or feeling isolated
  10. Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  11. Displaying extreme mood swings

If you know someone who is exhibiting these warning signs, you should avoid leaving them alone. You can also help by removing any drugs, alcohol or sharp objects that they could use in a suicide attempt. Then, take them to the emergency room at a hospital or call a medical or mental health professional.

If you or someone you know is at risk of suicide, these hotlines are here to help you:

1. BEFRIENDERS 
Address: 95 Jalan Templer, 46000, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Contact: +603-7956 8144 | +603-7956 8145 | sam@befrienders.org.my | Website

2. TALIAN NUR
Contact: 15999 | taliannur@kpwkm.gov.my

3. ALL WOMEN’S ACTION SOCIETY (AWAM) – TELENITA 
Address: 85, Jalan 21/1, Sea Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Contact: +603-7877 0224 | Website

4. WOMEN’S AID ORGANISATION (WAO)
Contact: +03-7956 3488 |womensaidorg@gmail.com | Website

5.DBKL TELECOUNSELLING
Address: Tingkat 1, Menara DBKL, Jalan Raja Laut 50350 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: 1800-88-2600 | 03-26179905

And remember, you may not believe it now, but the way you’re feeling will change.

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This Msian-Made Film About An OCD Mother-Daughter Cat Obsessed Duo Will Be Screened At Cannes!

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A Malaysian made film titled Million Loves In Me will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival in France on Friday!

Since it’s release in May last year, Million Loves In Me has been reaping in a ton of winnings including Best Foreign Language Feature Film at Fusion International Film Festivals in Valencia, Spain and Best Screenplay at 2019 Gold Movie Awards in London earlier this year.

According to Malay Mail, the producer of the film, John Y, said that the Hong Kong – Malaysian collab has won 13 picture awards to date!

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Based on a real criminal case that took place in Hong Kong, The Sampson Yuen-directed film centres around the story of a 45-year-old woman named Katy and her mother, who gets charged in court for hoarding animals in their apartment. Both anak beranak suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and the charge unveils their abnormal yet somehow super rich, lives.

According to an interview by Golden Globe Awards, John Y, who not only produced the film but also wrote the script, was actually Katy’s lawyer who represented her in the 2002 court case IRL. Besides producing, writing the script, and acting as Katy’s lawyer, John Y plays Katy in the film too. Talk about multi-talented!

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Meanwhile, Hong Kong actress Lo Koon-Lan takes on the role of Katy’s mother and Malaysian actress Ruby Yap plays a supporting role in the film.

BTW, Ruby Yap’s acting in this film won her the Best Supporting Actress in a Foreign Language Film award at the North Europe International Film Festival in February.

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American Fast Food Chain Five Guys To Open In Malaysia?!

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Good news for lovers of hamburgers, French fries and milkshakes! The American fast casual restaurant, Five Guys, might be opening their first chain in Malaysia!

Singaporean 8 Days reported that they got some inside information from “a credible F&B industry source who requested to remain anonymous” who told them that Five Guys plan to open an outlet in Singapore and Malaysia at the end of 2019.

The chain opened their first outlet in Asia in November last year located in Hong Kong, then earlier this year they announced they would be also opening an outlet in Beijing. Now it appears that Malaysia and Singapore are set to be the brands third and fourth Asian locations.

If you’ve never tried Five Guys in your life (macam kiteorang) apparently they’re really famous in the US and the UK for their “hand-crafted”, wholesome, sloppy, customizable burgers.

Their signature beef burger comes with two “hand formed and griddled” patties and what’s so special about them is that you can customize your burger with one or all 15 toppings available FOR FREE. If you can’t decide what toppings you want, Five Guys suggest having their “all the way” toppings which consist of mayo, lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, grilled onions, mushrooms, ketchup and mustard. Besides all those topping above, jalapeños and steak sauce toppings are also available.

Fun fact: Former President of the US, Barack Obama reportedly is a huge Five Guys fan and he actually made news when he popped by an outlet in Washington DC in 2009. According to the reports, the big guy likes his Five Guys cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, jalapeños and mustard.

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We’re pretty excited about this news because their burgers macam bukan beshe-beshe, but we gotta control our excitement until Five Guys confirm the news. 8 days has reportedly reached out to Five Guys PR representative for confirmation but are still waiting for a reply.

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Netizens Mad Cause They Tak Paham ‘KTHXBYE’ Signboard in Melaka

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A signboard bearing the words “KTHXBYE” installed on a pedestrian bridge in Melaka has been ordered to be taken down immediately by the city mayor.

The signboard was installed across the overhead bridge along Lebuh Alor Gajah – Melaka Tengah – Jasin near Al-Azim Mosque in Peringgit, Melaka and belonged to the Mamee Monster snack company.

Apparently, the signboard went viral online cause a bunch of netizens couldn’t figure out what it said.

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Netizens weren’t pleased with the phrase, calling it an improper use of language and only understood by ‘WeChat’ users.

Based on a report by New Straits Times, Melaka city mayor, Mansor Sudin said such signboards cannot be used. Tapi, apesal takleh pakai dia tak cakap la pulak.

“You cannot advertise like that. We have asked them to take it down immediately,”

According to some comments on Facebook, the process for getting a signboard up includes having the text referenced against Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, before the signboard application can be approved. So many people are questioning how ‘KTHXBYE’ was approved.

Since the kerfuffle, the signboard has finally been taken down and replaced with another advertisement bearing a much more boring basic statement.

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Kthxbye.

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PDRM Tak Agree With Transport Ministry’s Decision To Allow Super Tinted Rear Windows

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Yesterday (7 May), Transport Minister Anthony Loke announced that car owners are now allowed to tint their rear windows and windshields as dark as they like.

As reported by The Star, these are the new regulations that will begin on today (8 May) and will only apply to private vehicles including those used for e-hailing services;

  • Front windshields have to let in 70 per cent of light 
  • Front passenger side windows have to let in 50 per cent of light
  • Full tint of rear windshields and rear passenger windows are now allowed

He said that the new rules were in response to demands from motorists who wanted darker windows due to the hot and sunny weather. Apparently, these guidelines also follow the United Nations Regulations on the matter.

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Obviously, everyone was super happy with the announcement (especially the dudes who were already driving around with super tinted rear windows). But it turns out that PDRM doesn’t share our joy.

According to a report by Harian Metro, Datuk Azisman Alias, Bukit Aman traffic chief, said that the Transport ministry forgot to ask the police for their input on the ruling and how it would affect law enforcement’s work during inspections.

“I felt slighted. Ideally, they should discuss it with us and perhaps consider our views. Before this, we could still see the passengers and the driver but there’s no limit (for the rear windows) under this new ruling. It’d hard for the police to conduct inspections, especially to check on rear passengers,”

Azisman also stated that whatever it is, he respects the government’s decision.

It’s worth noting that KL Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief Zulkefly Yahya said the revision to the regulations could help reduce the risk of car break-ins and that as long as the front windscreen isn’t too dark it shouldn’t kacau police work too much.

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“Thieves will not be able to easily spot items on the back seat and may think twice before breaking into vehicles. As long as the front is not too dark, we can still carry out our crime enforcement work.” 

Additionally, it’s been noted that dark tinting on rear windscreens will help with the glare that happens when the lights of the car behind you are too bright, cause we all know how bad that can get right.

Meanwhile, some people have pointed out that if your car windows are tinted too dark, it will make it harder for you to see during low-light conditions such as on cloudy and rainy days. Which is dangerous when you’re driving.

So, we suppose the new regulation, just like most things, has its pros and cons, kan?

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PAS Committee Member Warns M’sians Of Chinese Rulers, KL China Embassy Turns It Into Visit China Campaign

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PAS central committee member Mokhtar Senik recently told his Facebook followers to be careful of voting non-muslims into power. In the Facebook post, he warned Malaysians that our fate could end up like the Uyghur Muslim community in China if we allow non-muslims to run the country.

“I’m reminded of fellow Muslims in China. They are prohibited from fasting and exercising their religion. Hope my fellow Muslims in Malaysia will take heed.

That is the fate this country may face if political power is given to the kafir (infidels), no matter what kind of infidel they are,”

According to Free Malaysia Today, he was referring to the mass detention and strict surveillance of Muslim groups in Xinjiang, where many Uyghurs live.

Following the statement, Chinese Embassy spokesperson in Kuala Lumpur, Tang Tang, responded to Mohktar Senik, dismissing his claims that Muslims in China are not allowed to fast during the holy month. According to Tang, China upholds the freedom of religious belief.

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“We protect all normal religious activities in accordance with the law. Ramadan is the most auspicious and holy month of the year for Muslims.

The Chinese government fully respects the normal religious activities and customs of Muslims during Ramadan

Those groundless rumours indeed are part of the attempts of those anti-China forces to tarnish its image”

He also said that he has not seen any “irrefutable facts” to back Mohktar’s claims which according to him keep resurfacing every year for the past decade. He then urged Malaysians to visit China to see and learn of their cultural diversity first hand.

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“There is a Chinese old saying that rumours will only be stopped by the wise. We hope and believe that our Malaysian friends would not be misled by rumours or listen to any biased information.

We welcome more Malaysians to visit China to experience its rich and diversified culture, including the Muslim culture, and see with their own eyes the real life of Chinese Muslims,”

Amacam? Think China might be a good idea as the next destination for our #wanderlust posts?

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LITE Asked The Public How They Feel About Pakatan Harapan, Here’s What They Said

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In a few more days, it will be one year since the historic GE14 elections.

Last May, in an unprecedented victory, the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition, which had been the federal Opposition prior to the election, won a simple majority in the Dewan Rakyat. The election heralded the first regime change in Malaysian history, which previously saw the Barisan Nasional coalition enjoying uninterrupted reign since Merdeka in 1957.

And with this anniversary, many are thinking about whether or not the people made the right decision voting PH into power and if PH has been successful in keeping their manifesto promises.

A local radio station, LITE, launched an interesting poll, asking their viewers how they felt about PH’s rule so far. A total of 2,140 people nationwide took part in the survey and the results are in.

Out of the 10 questions, several piqued our interest. The survey found that most of the respondents said that generally, they feel better living under the rule of the PH government. However, they do feel that PH needs to focus on the rising cost of living and the country’s economic growth rather than crime and corruption.

Then, even though 66% of respondents feel that PH has delivered on at least some of their manifesto promises, one year after being voted in, most respondents only feel somewhat satisfied with what PH has done so far.

Meanwhile, when asked on whether they prefer Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim over Tun Dr. Mahathir as Prime Minister, results almost tied with 36% preferring the former and 37% preferring the latter.

And issues aside, the public still generally has hope for Malaysia and believes in the idea of “A New Malaysia”.

LITE also collaborated with Astro Awani to speak to some of Malaysia’s prominent journalists who shared their opinions on how the government has been doing so far. You can watch the first episode of the short forum in the video below.

Do you agree with what the panelists had to say? Do you feel differently to the results from the poll? Let us know how you feel about the state of our government in the comments!

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Malaysia Has Appointed Our First Female Chief Justice!

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Malaysia has appointed our first female chief justice!

Last Thursday (2 May) Federal court Judge Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat was appointed as the top judge of the country, replacing retiring chief justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum.

Malanjum was the first east Malaysian and first Sabah Bumiputera to be appointed as chief justice. He retired last month after reaching 66 years old, aka the retirement age for judges. He then served an additional six-month extension allowed under the Federal Constitution.

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Tengku Maimun’s appointment comes just a few days shy of PH’s one-year anniversary of being in government. At 59 years old, she will be able to serve for some years before she too reaches the retirement age for judges. Based on the judiciary’s website, Tengku Maimun started her legal career in October 2006 as a judicial commissioner at the High Court in KL.

Since Malaysia was founded in 1963, all 15 judges that held Malaysia’s top judicial post have been men. Tengku Maimun is the first woman to hold the post and joins several other powerful women who have made history in Malaysia.

An obvious example would be Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who became the first female Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia when PH came into power.

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Besides Wan Azizah, another inspiring Malaysian woman is Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus. She is the second woman to be appointed as the Governor of Bank Negara, after Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz. A couple of months after being promoted to the position, she was named Central Banker of the Year 2019 for Asia-Pacific by UK finance magazine, The Banker.

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“Nor Shamsiah came into the central bank after being integral to the 1MDB investigations that shook Malaysia in 2017. 

With this background, she has been urging greater transparency in banking, and is seen as being a solid choice in pushing for stronger regulations and accountability in the country’s banking system,”

Nenney Shushaidah Shamsuddin is one of the first female Syariah High Court judges in Malaysia and she was also listed in BBC’s 100 Inspirational Women of 2018. Nenney was the only Malaysian to be named on the list.

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“Nenney fights for the protection of Muslim women in her courts and wants to change the negative perceptions of Sharia law,”

We’re so proud of all these women for their achievements! Higher, faster, further!

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