More Women Urged To Take Up Career As Diplomatic Officers

KUCHING: More Sarawak women are urged to take up a career as diplomatic administrative officer on the path to becoming the country’s high commissioner or ambassador Gloria Corina Peter Tiwet, the first female High Commissioner from Sarawak, said more women from the state should know of such positions and how to get there.

Such professions should be made known to women, especially Sarawakians, as we want continuity, and to lift the status of women in the public service sector.

I am proud of making history of sorts as the first female Sarawakian appointed High Commissioner for the country, she said during a courtesy call made by the state Foreign Ministry office to Minister of Welfare, Community Well Being, Women, Family and Child Development Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah at Wisma Wanita here yesterday.

I hope that my appointment will boost the spirit of more younger Malaysians, particularly female, to choose the diplomatic administrative officer as a career, she said.

She reminded professionals, particularly women, to be involved in volunteerism and community work as well.

As a member of Dayak Bidayuh National Association (DBNA) and Bidayuh Graduate Association (BGA), I always go to the ground to give talks, especially to the younger generation in rural areas, to boost their morale and motivate them to succeed in life. That is our way to give back to the community, she added.

Hailing from Tanjong Singai in Bau, Gloria has served at the Malaysian embassy since 21 years ago, serving in countries such as Chile, Argentina and Sweden.

She is now director of the state Foreign Ministry office. She will start her new post as Malaysian High Commissioner in Abuja, Nigeria, next month.

Assistant Minister of Women, Family and Child Development Rosey Yunus and the ministry’s permanent secretary Dr Saadiah Samat, Women and Family Department director Noriah Ahmad and a member of Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (Petros) board of directors Datin Josephine Hilary Dom were among those present.

Source: Sarawak Government