Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Malaysia's Ambiga Sreenevasan

Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama
12 Mar 2009, 0853 hrs IST



Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama with Ambiga

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and first lady Michelle Obama present give away Secretary of State's Award for International Women of Courage to Malaysia's Ambiga Sreenevasan at the State Department in Washington , DC . (AFP)

The shame of it all that we should be so proud (and are) of our own Malaysian receiving an international award like this, but the Malaysian government and press dont see it as important enough to publish it in our local dailies! It was only published by THE SUN but rather small and hidden in the inner pages.

WHY???...SOME HIDDEN REASON? BUT WHEN OTHER DID NOT MAKE IT ALSO CAN GET AWARDS OR CAN BE SECOND TO DO IT CAN BE RECEIVED WITH "HANG TUAH" STYLE AT AIRPORT?


BUT SHE ALSO MADE IT TO THE WORLD MEDIA:

Indian Origin President of Malaysian Bar council, Ambiga Sreenevasan was among the eight recipients of this year’s “International Women of Courage Award”, presented by US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Washington.

Sreenevasan was chosen for the prestigious award, established by the US Department of State, for being a forerunner in advancing human rights, the status of women and religious tolerance in Malaysia, ‘Bernama´ news agency reported.

The social organisations in Malaysia have lauded Sreenevasan’s efforts as a strong emerging voice for tolerance and justice, which has a direct impact on judicial reform in Malaysia, contributing to strengthening of the role of women in civil society.

Sreenevasan was present to receive the award at Washington given away this Monday in conjunction with International Women’s Day.

The honorees are recognised for their outstanding contribution on behalf of women and their societies, and for tackling such issues as domestic violence, forced and child marriage, human trafficking, fighting corruption and demanding government transparency, defending access to justice and the rule of law, and safeguarding equal rights and opportunities for women.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?sectionName=IndiansAbroadSectionPage&id=c1842e7e-1766-4197-87eb-dcbd6129566f&Headline=Ambiga+Sreenevasan+receives+Women+of+Courage+Award

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

coz she wrong colour and not fighting anythin for bumiputrans

Seal in Astral said...

Dear Anonymous, I disagree if the word is "Bumiputra" as Bar Council is for all and they did it for all, I would agree she stand by her words and Bar Council's reason for existence even when it went against BN and government ... so she was ignored.

Fabian Wong said...

A hero is a hero. A prestigious award is a prestigious award. Datuk' Ambiga Sreenevasan is a Malaysian hero for being a recipient of 2009 International Woman of Courage Award presented by USA. Nobody can deny that. Congratulations Datuk. You make all Malaysians proud. You make me proud.

Fabian Wong
Kuching

Anonymous said...

It's sad how outstanding Malaysians are sidelined and remain unrecognized by their own country. Same thing happened with Mr Phua Khein Seng - the guy who came up with the pen drive.

cho said...

It's sad that outstanding Malaysians aren't given the type of recognition they deserve from their own country. It's the same case with Mr Phua Khein Seng - the guy who invented the pen drive.

mystiq said...

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Anonymous said...

its proud to have a nation to fight justice. and salute to Datuk ambiga. she shines among the indians. nurul

RAK said...

RAK SAID....First of all, Congratulation for being a recipient of 2009 INTERNATIONAL WOMAN OF COURAGE AWARD,Datuk You made Malaysia and all the woman around the world proud.May your existence shine all through forever Datuk!!

RAK said...

1st of all congratulation for a prestigios award presented by USA for International Woman of Courage,Datuk you made Malaysia proud.Datuk syabas to you!!