Riot Denies Gender Gap In Employment Offer

SHAH ALAM, Oct 21 (Bernama) — Human Resources Minister Datuk Richard Riot has denied there is a gender gap in the offer of employment in the country as reported in the Human Capital Index produced by the 2013 World Economic Forum (WEF) recently.

He said Malaysia had more than 46 per cent women workers in various industries including at decision-making levels even though some of them stopped working to take care of the family.

“I have detailed data on the matter on what we have achieved which is commendable as the employment rate of men and women is almost the same and this shows there is no discrimination in employment offer.

“Even though WEF put Malaysia in 22nd spot in its Human Capital Index, it placed the country at the lowest in the gender gap indicator, which is not accurate,” he told reporters after opening a Legal Course organised by the ministry’s Industrial Relations Department here today.

He was commenting on the 2013 Human Capital Index reported by a news portal in which the country was placed at the lowest level in gender gap involvement in the economy.

Nonetheless, the report commended Malaysia as it was leading the middle income countries and was placed 22nd compared to 122 countries in the world.

Riot added that Malaysia has many women workers at decision-making level and the capability of women contributed enormously to the development of the nation’s economy.


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