Science minister taps on the grace of feminine wisdom

Tangau (right) speaking to Malaysia’s first Astro-physicist, Professor Emeritus Datuk Dr Mazlan Othman.

In his Budget Speech 2018, Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced that 2018 is earmarked as “Women Empowerment Year”. As one who ardently advocates science, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti), Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred
Madius Tangau shares his thoughts on women’s grace of feminine wisdom in the area of science and technology. The Petri Dish editor-in-chief, MAHALETCHUMY ARUJANAN, in a recent interview puts his thoughts on record.

IT is undeniable that Malaysian women have been a driving force in the country’s economic growth. And we have achieved excellent gender equality in Malaysia, but I do believe we can improve on this to spur more women to helming organisations. For this, I applaud the prime minister for announcing 2018 as “Women Empowerment Year”.

As a minister in charge of science, technology and innovation, I want to see more women at the pinnacles of Science Technology and Innovation (STI),” says Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau.