September 27, 2019Malaysia is just one of 25 countries in the world with discriminatory citizenship laws.Malaysian fathers married to foreign spouses need only to notify the government about children born abroad. Malaysian mothers however need to apply and wait indefinitely.
September 27, 2019Malaysia is one of 25 countries that don't allow mothers to pass their citizenship on to their kids on an equal basis as fathers. These discriminatory citizenship laws need to change if Malaysia hopes to empower its women.
August 16, 2019We need to change the pervasive and toxic culture that polices what women wear and holds them responsible for leading men astray. We need to call out perpetrators of violence and make them accountable for their behaviour.
August 6, 2019The started out hiking together, as a means of keeping themselves healthy. Slowly their group began to grow and now, these mothers have become close friends that meet not just on the hills.
August 2, 2019It’s great to have friends, especially when they have been with us through thick and thin, and go back a long way. These childhood friends who are still as close 60 years emphasise how important and affirming friendship can be.
June 29, 2019Research fellow Dr Suhaila Sepeai's striving hard to push for solar power as an alternative source for electrical supply.
Instead of pouring over novels and comic books like most children, Dr Suhaila Sepeai and her three siblings grew up reading newspapers and Science magazines. It was her father, health inspector Sepeai Sapuan's way...
April 9, 2019Growing up, Elaine Solomon Pakinathan loved reading and watching documentaries about engineering feats around the world, marveling at the men and women who were part of building such incredible projects.
“I loved finding out about the design of the Aldar headquarters in Abu Dhabi, the Tripe-E class (container) ships, the Airbus A38,...
March 22, 2019Ignoring naysayers, beauty queen Ammetta Malhotra proves that muscular is beautiful by winning third place at her first international beauty pageant, Mrs Classic Universe, in Bulgaria recently.
March 15, 2019Early in her career in oil and gas, engineer Jill Chieng was told to be more aggressive as she was entering into a male domain. But after more than two decades in the industry, Chieng can confidently say that women don’t need to be ruthless or aggressive.
They need to be authentic. It’s a philosophy that has worked for her. Chieng...
March 14, 2019A woman wears many hats – career woman, mother, wife, daughter, sister and caregiver.
In the hustle and bustle of juggling between their work and family, many women tend to neglect their health.
Some women forget that without good health, they cannot enjoy life to the fullest.
Star2 speaks to three women CEOs of Ramsay Sime...
November 3, 2018More female motortaxi drivers are choosing to brave the risky traffic-logged roads of Bangkok and discrimination for the flexible work schedule, which allows them ownership over their lives.
October 19, 2018Navi Indran Pillai has breast cancer for a second time, but the 28-year-old from Shah Alam is fighting back by sharing her battle and triumphs on social media, in hopes of inspiring other women dealing with the disease.