March 8 set aside to celebrate women

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MIRI: The annual Women’s Day celebrations in Sarawak will be held on March 8 this year, Women, Childhood and Community Well-being Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah announced here on Monday (Feb 7).

It is a yearly programme organised by the Sarawak Women and Family Department (JWKS) and beginning this year, the celebration has been designated to fall on March 8 every year, she said.

Fatimah added that for this year, since its official change of name from the Women’s Bureau to JWKS, the celebration would be held outside Kuching with that Miri chosen to be the celebration venue this year.

She said the celebration this year was being organised with the cooperation of the Miri Resident’s Office.

“The objectives of the Women’s Day celebration are to celebrate and to appreciate the contributions of Sarawak’s women in various fields and who have bring honour to Sarawak and Malaysia, in general,” she added.

Fatimah added that this year’s theme for the celebration is “Expressi Tinta Wanita” meaning “Expression of A Woman’s Love” and simultaneously, a book published by JWKS will also be launched entitled: “Sarawak Women in Scholarly Writing.”

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg and his wife Puan Seri Datuk Amar Juma’ani Tun Bujang will be the guests if honour at the celebration which will be held at the Pullman Miri Waterfront Hotel.

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