Why is Rosmah The Most Powerful Woman In Malaysia?

Our First Lady of Malaysia, the one and only Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor has been named the "Most Powerful Woman In Malaysia". Intrigued by her new title, we did a little research to find out why.

An advertorial in The Star reports that Rosmah Mansor is number 1 in "10 Most Powerful Women in Malaysia"

Rosmah Mansor is number 1 in "10 Most Powerful Women in Malaysia". Found in The Star newspaper, 18th June 2013.

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Rosmah loves kids

Rosmah spearheads the PERMATA project for the development of early childhood education and care

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On March 2, 2012, Rosmah was bestowed the Distinguished Service Medal in New Jersey, in recognition of her public service, especially in the areas of empowering women and gender equality, and the important role she plays in encouraging early education among Malaysians.

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She then started the nationwide movement on the development of early childhood education and care which focuses on children below 5 years. Through her effort, to date, more than 600 Permata Negara Centers have been set up throughout the country.

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ABOUT 22,500 children in the country have benefited from the Permata Negara Programme, said Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor. "I believe that children are the most precious treasure and they should receive early quality education.

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This was proven from studies carried out by Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, which showed the development of emotion, personality and self-confidence of Permata children of year one or two, indicating more confidence compared with their peers.

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PERMATA National Pioneer Project came as a result of a meeting between Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor and a group of professionals to discuss on finding solutions to overcome the worrisome social problems that were besetting the youths in the country.

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In education, Rosmah is an honourary doctorate

Rosmah Mansor, wife of prime minister, was today conferred the honorary Doctor of Letters degree by Australia’s Curtin University in recognition of her efforts in the development of education, particularly children’s education through the Permata Negara programme.

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May 2012 - The prime minister's wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor was today conferred an honorary PhD degree in early childhood education by Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), here.

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In charity, the First Lady is the President of the Welfare Association of Minister's Wives (BAKTI)

In politics, the First Lady is the President of the Welfare Association of Minister's Wives (BAKTI)

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Badan Amal dan Kebajikan Tenaga Isteri-isteri (BAKTI) champions many community and welfare projects to help all Malaysians regardless of race, religion and culture. Since its inception in 1977, BAKTI has been involved in many charitable activities to help the poor and the less fortunate.

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In sports, Rosmah is a patron of the Badminton Association of Malaysia

In sports, she is a patron of the Badminton Association of Malaysia

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Nov 7 2007 - The Deputy Prime Minister’s wife, Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor, is the new patron of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM).

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“Badminton is a game of the rakyat and I am honoured to be the patron. I, myself, like the game a lot. “I hope there will be cooperation from all parties to make the sport successful,” she said.

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Rosmah is a recipient the International Peace and Harmony Awards in 2010

Rosmah received the International Peace and Harmony Awards in 2010

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“This award will serve to inspire and encourage not only myself but also other people to continue working for important causes that benefit those in need,” Rosmah said

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The award was in recognition of the Prime Minister’s wife’s extensive charitable work and to celebrate the important links between Malaysia and the United States.

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NEW YORK, April 17 - Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, wife of the Malaysian Prime Minister, received the International Peace and Harmony Award from the United States (US) Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU), Friday night.

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She is the President of the Girl Guides Association of Malaysia

Rosmah is the President of the Girl Guides Association of Malaysia

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Rosmah, who is also president of the Girl Guides Association of Malaysia, said the value was in line with their slogan and philosophy ‘Always Ready’, ‘Care Giving’ and ‘Help People Always’.

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Rosmah can sing

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Rosmah can dance

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