Wednesday, February 24, 2010

PM: No gender-bias approach to employment

Employment into the public sector will be determined by market forces, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

He believed the trend where there was more women than men in the public sector would continue into the future because female undergraduates out-number the males in universities, reported The Star newspaper.

“The criterion to join the public sector does not involve the gender issue, but more on the ability to meet the expectations of the Government and the public,” he said.

In Bentong, Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said if a survey was conducted at the workplace, it would show that the productivity of women were equally as effective as the men’s.

In Petaling Jaya, Wanita MCA and Wanita Gerakan expressed disgust over the gender-biased statement by Cuepacs secretary-general Ahmad Shah Mohd Zin, who complained about the upward trend of female employees in the civil service.