Women, Youth & Family

A number of Malaysia’s National Blue Ocean Strategy initiatives are aimed at empowering and caring for the wellbeing of the country’s women, youth and families. Discover exactly how Malaysia is doing this in these articles.
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WOMEN AGENTS OF TRANSFORMATION

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

June 15, 2015

Launched in 2013, the 1Malaysia Perwani Community (Perwani) aims to serve as a platform to highlight the role of women in society, in addition to giving them the freedom to undertake personal interests and improve their communities’ social economic statuses. Perwani is an initiative under National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) that offers multiple opportunities for women to volunteer, to learn new skills and to become active in the development of their communities. To date, there are 150,000 Perwani members in 10,000 groups across Malaysia.

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WORKING FOR GOOD CAUSE IS PRICELESS

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

April 20, 2015

Since being established 3 years ago, the 1 Malaysia Youth Program (iM4U) has organized 3,300 volunteering opportunities, involving up to 1.3million volunteers. “We aspire to carry out social transformation through the spirit of volunteerism as the main approach,” says iM4U COO Azlan Rudy Malik. He continues and says that iM4U wants to bring a message focusing on national development unity, but also building up the self-esteem of the young volunteers. The National Blue Ocean Strategy initiative has not only had impact in Malaysia, but international chapters of the organization have been formed in various countries overseas through Malaysian student associations.

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GOVT CONTINUES TO ASSIST WOMEN IN EMPLOYMENT, BUSINESS – REP

The Borneo Post, Malaysia.

March 19, 2015

According to the assemblyman Datuk Mohd Yusof Apdal, the government, through the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, continues to be committed in its efforts to empower women economically. These efforts, directed by National Blue Ocean Strategy, aim to help women become entrepreneurs, and also provide them with employment opportunities, business grants and loans, and access to skills courses.

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MISSION OCEAN BLUE

New Sarawak Tribune, Malaysia.

November 11, 2014

Inspired by countries with impressive medal counts, Malaysia is set to invest more in sports and nurturing talent, by employing blue ocean strategy. Through the ISN (Institute Sports Science Malaysia) Malaysia will launch steps at the grassroots level by working in schools and identifying talent early on. The decentralized ISN centers will also take a leading role in nutrition and physiology through the Fit Malaysia Program. Under the program, the ISN will work with government agencies such as the Defense Department and Education Department.

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YOUTH CITY TO CATER TO NEEDS OF YOUTH – ABDUL RAHMAN

Bernama, Malaysia.

September 25, 2014

Plans are underway for a city developed specially for the youth. The government plans to build the Youth City in collaboration with the Malaysia Blue Ocean Strategy Institute. Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan said the idea which was mooted by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, was aimed at catering to the needs and objectives of the younger generation.

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EMPOWERING THE YOUTH TO FACE CHANGES IN GLOBALIZATION

New Sarawak Tribune, Malaysia.

March 16, 2014

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Hajah Nancy Shukri, has said that the government’s introduction of National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) was aimed to enhance its capabilities of effectively disseminating information to the community. Nancy said that it was especially crucial the Malaysian youth were recipients of clear information from the government. She explained the importance of this matter as the Malaysian youth are the future the country, and so should be properly educated and prepared to deal with the challenges the era of globalization brings.

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HOUSEWIVES CAN BE EYES, EARS TO SOLVE CRIMES – COPS

New Sabah Times, Malaysia.

March 13, 2014

Sabah Commissioner of Police Datuk Wira Hamza Taib has said housewives can be the eyes and ears of the police and vital in providing information that can help to solve crimes. The reliance on women in Malaysia for helping to crack crime is exemplified by the Peace Lady initiative – every district police in the State has a Peace Lady who can be contacted by Peace Lady members who have information to share, either on domestic violence or child abuse. This initiative is in line with National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS). Membership to the Peace Lady is open to all women.

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ALWAYS READY TO LEND A HAND

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

February 10, 2014

Malaysia’s iM4U program encourages the Malaysian youth to volunteer and become social activists. The activities iM4U volunteers participate in help to promote responsibility, discipline, teamwork, love for Malaysia as well as a caring attitude among and towards their fellow citizens. In 2013, iM4U volunteers ran over 500 programs which benefited schoolchildren, the disabled, orphans and senior citizens.

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GOVERNMENT CARES FOR THE NEEDY

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

January 27, 2014

THE 1Malaysia Family Care (1MFC) program launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak aims to uplift the status of senior citizens, disabled and single mothers. This National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) project from the Health and Women, and Family and Community Development Ministries began in August 2012 and focuses on holistic healthcare and social services for these particular demographics.

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NATIONAL BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY: iM4U BRINGING YOUTH TO THE FORE

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

August 12, 2013

1Malaysia for Youth (iM4U), an initiative under National Blue Ocean Strategy launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak last year, has made great strides in its mission to cultivate volunteerism among youth in Malaysia since its inception. iM4U is founded on the belief that youth can and should play a part in the transformation of Malaysia. Through various programs, iM4U aims to encourage initiative, entrepreneurship, and greater involvement among youngsters.

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NAJIB: PERWANI WILL ACT AS TRANSFORMATION AGENT TO HELP WOMEN IN VARIOUS SECTORS

The Star, Malaysia.

March 18, 2013

The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak launched the 1Malaysia Perwani Community to create a 100,000 strong women’s assembly as a national community transformation agent. The initiative was introduced under National Blue Ocean Strategy to improve the welfare of society through various activities for the benefit of local communities.

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JOBS FOR 90,000 HOUSEWIVES

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

March 11, 2013

The Human Resource Ministry of Malaysia is working to get jobs for more than 90,000 housewives this year under the ‘1 Malaysia Support for Housewives’ program. The program, introduced by the government through National Blue Ocean Strategy, is meant to provide supplementary income for the housewives and improve overall household economics.

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1MFC FACILITATES DELIVERY OF OVERALL GOVERNMENT SERVICES

The Borneo Post, Malaysia.

March 9, 2013

The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, said the collaboration between the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development and the Ministry of Health in implementing the 1Malaysia Family Care (1MFC) Program facilitated the overall delivery of aid and services to target groups. The collaboration implemented under National Blue Ocean Strategy aims to provide medical treatment and social services to senior citizens, single mothers and the disabled with the involvement of volunteers.

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GOVERNMENT TURN MALAYSIA INTO WORLD’S MODEL HUB FOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAMMES – NAJIB

Bernama, Malaysia.

March 2, 2013

The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, said that the government aspires to turn Malaysia into the world’s model hub for volunteer programs. 1Malaysia For Youth (1M4U), a flagship initiative under National Blue Ocean Strategy, is one of the achievements which could portray a positive image for the country on the international stage, said the Prime Minister. “The iM4U program must be considered part of the national social transformation program as cultural attitudes and noble values are very important, they are a main pillar of efforts to take Malaysia to developed country status”.

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CRIME-FIGHTING HOUSEWIVES

The New Straits Times, Malaysia.

February 22, 2013

The Amanita (Peace Lady) project, under National Blue Ocean Strategy, is proving a success and will be scaled up nationwide in stages. Under the initiative, housewives in a neighborhood will be assigned to a female officer from the district as their contact person. The housewives are seen as the “eyes and ears” of a community and are engaged to help police spot any criminal activity.

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HOUSEWIVES TO BE “EYES AND EARS” OF POLICE IN FIGHTING CRIME

The New Straits Times, Malaysia.

February 21, 2013

The Amanita (Peace Lady) project, under National Blue Ocean Strategy, is proving a success and will be scaled up nationwide in stages. Under the initiative, housewives in a neighborhood will be assigned to a female officer from the district as their contact person. The housewives are seen as the “eyes and ears” of a community and are engaged to help police spot any criminal activity.

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