Beyond the “MCA-owned Star Newspaper Advert: Malaysia’s TOP TEN most powerful women”!
Actress Michelle Yeoh honoured at a Foundation for Aids Research fundraiser in Hong Kong. http://str.sg/ovD
HONG KONG – Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh was honoured on Saturday at a fundraiser for amfAR, the Foundation for Aids Research, attended by a galaxy of both Hollywood and Asian stars.
The first amfAR fund-raising event in Hong Kong raised over US$2 million (S$2.79 million) following an auction of ceramics, paintings, jewellry and experiences with celebrities, Variety magazine reported.
Yeoh was recognised for her contributions to the global struggle against HIV/Aids at the event hosted by Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow, with Hong Kong businesswoman Pansy Ho acting as the fundraiser chair.
Saturday March 14, 2015 MYT 8:43:30 AM
Zeti awarded Wharton Dean’s Medal
KUALA LUMPUR: The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has awarded Bank Negara Malaysia Governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz the Wharton Dean’s Medal for her accomplishments and successfully navigating the Malaysian economy.
In a statement Friday, the dean of Wharton School, Geoffrey Garrett, said the Dean’s Medal was the school’s highest honour, to a Penn alumna, who has had a tremendous economic impact on Asia and beyond.
“Zeti is a leader of amazing accomplishments and has successfully navigated the Malaysian economy through more than one financial crises.
“She is dedicated to good governance and has been a trailblazer with her widely recognised work in both regional financial integration and internationalisation of Islamic finance,” he said.
He said Zeti was an incredible policy maker, central banker and person.
received Msia Top 10 Most Inspiring Women Award by Top 10 megazine tonight. — — Sent by WhatsApp
guess d organiser might have been inspired by my controversial “Onederful Msia” video clip — — Sent by WhatsApp
In saluting these outstanding women of Malaysia, Top of 10 Malaysia is …. Kong and was chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in …
The Most Inspiring Women in Malaysia
|Rank||The Most Inspiring Women in Malaysia|
|1||Zeti Akhtar Aziz (Tan Sri Dr)
Governor Bank Negara Malaysia
|2||Nicol Ann David (Datuk)|
|3||Siti Nurhaliza binti Tarudin (Dato’)|
Sisters of Islam
|5||Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng (Dato’)|
|6||Marina Mahathir (Datin Paduka)
|7||Teresa Kok Suh Sim
|8||Mazlan Othman (Datuk Dr)
CEO of the Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) Berhad
|10||Mother Mangalam Iyaswamy Iyer (Datin Paduka)
Pure Life Society
Rosmah Mansor clearly remains the MOST influential Malaysian woman http://weehingthong.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/mca-owned-star-newspaper-malaysias-top-ten-most-powerful-women/ …
10 most powerful women in malaysia lists michelle yeoh http://weehingthong.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/mca-owned-star-newspaper-malaysias-top-ten-most-powerful-women/ …
HOW MUCH DID THE STAR ADVERT COST?
According to the daily’s advertising rate card, it would have cost at least RM42,120 for the page five spread.
The Star advert is right about Rosmah but Michelle Yeoh at No 3, ahead of S. Ambiga and Nurul Izzah Anwar?
We call the Star’s choice of Michelle Yeoh at No 3 a BIG-LEG CARRYING MOVE.
MALAYSIA’S LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN honors Michelle Yeoh “The Silver Screen Goddess” http://weehingthong.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/mca-owned-star-newspaper-malaysias-top-ten-most-powerful-women/ …
MALAYSIA’S LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN
The exhibition is presented by Louis Vuitton Malaysia and YTL Corporation Berhad and will run from now until Feb 28.
The exhibition is open to the public.
Located on the Indulge Floor of the Starhill Gallery, it is being held in conjunction with Louis Vuitton Malaysia’s recent Global Store opening in the city.
Titled Malaysia’s League of Extraordinary Women, the series of photographs also feature Tengku Puan Pahang Tunku Azizah Sultan Iskandar, Datuk Paduka Marina Mahathir, Tan Sri Dr Jemilah Mahmood, Datuk Sheila Majid, Datuk Tom Abang Saufi, Datuk Nicol David and Ling Tan.
Each woman was chosen based on the passion they possessed, and for the influence they have in their own respective fields transcending time and space.
TAN SRI MICHELLE YEOH
For the exhibition, Yeoh was accorded the title “The Silver Screen Goddess”.
Her portrait was captured by renowned Hong Kong photographer Wing Shya and styled by international stylist Sean K.
MICHELLE YEOH HAS NAMED TURTLE HATCHERIES AFTER HER FAMILY MEMBERS. TO SOME, THAT MAY BE A COMPLIMENT BUT TO OTHERS, IT’S INSULTING. Surely, she knows what a turtle hatchery does? It collects turtle eggs, or buys them from collectors, and hatch them. To name a hatchery after a Chinese is…well, odd, to put it mildly but insulting, to put it plainly.
Read the following:
For some reason, there are plenty of insults in Chinese having to do with eggs. This may have something to do with one particular insult that goes back to the Song Dynasty:
王八 (wáng bā) – This can be translated roughly as “bastard.” Be careful when telling a cab driver that you want to go to an Internet bar (网吧 – wǎng bā), as this word has similar pronunciation. In Chinese, 王八 is slang for “tortoise,” and as a tortoise is associated with promiscuity, this word basically insults someone’s mother/grandmother/etc. This brings us to the use of the character for “egg.”
王八蛋 (wáng bā dàn) – If you use this, you’re basically calling someone a “son of a bitch.” Calling someone a turtle egg is a roundabout way of saying that their mother or grandmother was, well, you know…
龟蛋 (guī dàn) – This literally means “turtle egg” and can be used in the same fashion.
Friday March 29, 2013 MYT 10:46:49 PM
Michelle Yeoh names turtle hatcheries after family members
SEMATAN: Visitors to Sarawak’s Talang-Satang National Park can now visit the Sy Kai, Michelle Thompson, Caroline and Christian Hu Hu turtle hatcheries, named after international movie star Datuk Seri Michelle Yeoh‘s family members.
Yeoh (pic) was in Pulau Talang Besar, an island in Talang-Satang National Park to promote conservation of the state’s marine turtle population, and was impressed by the Sarawak Forestry Corporation’s (SFC) efforts.
“The SFC did an incredible job and I am sure everyone, including the media, will continue to pledge their support to make this programme even better.
“This is very important work. If we do not protect them, they (the turtles) will be gone,” she said.
NO, SHE IS NOT BEHIND THE ADVERT! NEITHER IS HER SUPER-RICH HUSBAND.
THR Raaga radio announcer Geethanjali G, who was selected as one of ’10 Most Powerful Women in Malaysia’, has denied that she was behind the controversial list which has set tongues wagging since it appeared in The Star last Tuesday.
Speaking to Malaysiakini, the media personality said that she was clueless as to the identity of the listmaker and that her “peaceful life” had been disrupted by speculations surrounding the list.
“Ministers are calling me to ask about it, even media tycoons are asking me the same questions as you are asking me,” she said when contacted.
“I may be popular on television, but I live a peaceful life and this list has created a ruckus in my life.”
She was responding to speculation that she or her company G Global Media – a promotions and production company – had made upthe list and paid for the page five advertorial to create publicity for herself.
Described as a “fashionista” by the listmaker, Geethanjali also denied that her husband – a mysterious but supposedly wealthy man whose identity she declines to reveal – was behind this.
“I keep that part of my life separate, it is quite personal… but to clear the air, I (have) to say that (Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd CEO) G Gnanalingam is not my husband.
“Maybe people speculate that because I use the name Geethanjali G and he goes by Tan Sri G, but (claims that we are a couple) is not true,” she said on the topic which is hotly discussed online.
Yesterday, Ambiga, Nurul Izzah and Selangor speaker Hannah Yeoh, who ranked seventh most powerful, said they were in the dark over who came up with the list.
The Star advertising department, when contacted, refused to reveal the identity of the company behind it but confirmed that the page was indeed an advertisement.
“We are unable to reveal the advertiser’s detail as The Star honours and respects the advertiser’s information. It will be kept as private and confidential,” the department said in an email to Malaysiakini.
The full-page colour advertisement, which according to The Star’sadvertising rate card would have cost at least RM42,120, also kept the listmaker’s identity under wraps.
Some pro-BN bloggers have rapped The Star for printing the advertisement, which they argued had brought untoward bad press Rosmah’s way.
Bersih co-chairperson Ambiga Sreenevasan is equally in the dark when it comes to the identity of those behind the ‘Most Powerful Women in Malaysia’ list published in The Star yesterday.
More than that, she is “surprised” that the electoral reform NGO coalition was not mentioned at all in the excerpt describing her achievements.
“I am what I am largely because of Bersih,” she told Malaysiakini when contacted.
When told that the listmaker said the criteria for their selection were “money, media presence and impact” she quipped: “Well I don’t have money”.
Also scratching her head is Subang Jaya assemblyperson Hannah Yeoh who was ranked sixth on the top 10 list, one spot ahead of DAP Selangor chief Teresa Kok.
“I’m not aware of the creator of the advertisement. (I am) Also clueless as to how they arrived at such a conclusion,” said Yeoh (right), Malaysia’s first female speaker.
Another selectee, Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar, too, is unaware while Kok has yet to respond to Malaysiakini‘s queries.
Others lauded by the anonymous listmaker – who, according to the daily’s advertising rate card, forked out at least RM42,120 for the page five spread – included Bank Negara Malaysia governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz and Bond girl Michelle Yeoh.Meanwhile, at the eight spot is relatively unknown “fashionista” and Tamil radio announcer Geethanjali G.
In ninth and tenth spot are Kuwait Finance House CEO Jamelah Jamaluddin and activist Marina Mahathir, daughter of former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
The list has set tongues wagging in cyberspace with bloggers pondering the “mysterious” nature of the list.
Veteran journalist Kadir Jasin yesterday blogged that checks with the The Star‘s advertising department found that a “Sdn Bhd” company posted the advertisement.
The Star, however, declined to reveal the company’s identity while the pricey advertisement did not identify the listmaker.
1 ROSMAH MANSOR
ROSMAH IS NUMBER ONE! YES, SHE IS!
No doubt about that! She can get the Deputy Prime minister to chair a Cabinet meeting to approve her use of a government-owned jet to take her on a private trip to Qatar.
Rosmah attended Qatar forum in personal capacity, DPM approved use of jet, says Azalina
Datuk Seri Rosmah Mansor (pic, right) was invited to the women’s summit in Qatar in her personal capacity and it was not an invitation to the government, said Pengerang MP Datuk Seri Azalina Othman.
“The invitation was not on a government-to-government basis but on a personal basis,” Azalina said in Parliament today during the debate on Budget 2014.
Azalina had also accompanied Rosmah on that trip.
Azalina also revealed in Parliament that it was Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin who chaired the Cabinet meeting that approved the use of the government jet for the trip…
*ROSMAH CAN DANCE. Not too well but, at least, she isn’t shy..
Video Rosmah Mansor Joget Bollywood
*ROSMAH CAN SING, TOO. Sort of…
Rosmah menyanyi untuk Najib – If tomorrow never comes
2 ZETI AKHTAR AZIZ
Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz is the 7th and current governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, Malaysia’s central bank. She has been governor since May 2000.
Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Governor, Central Bank of Malaysia
“It is a lonely job that requires nerves of steel.”
— Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Bloomberg, 2010
Zeti Akhtar Aziz, a 25-year veteran at the Central Bank of Malaysia actually may have a reason to feel lonely at the top. She is the first woman from Malaysia, in fact from anywhere in Asia, to head a central bank. And the formidable lady certainly has shown a steely resolve, judging by some of her seemingly unorthodox policy maneuvers during her long stint at the bank.
Elevated as acting governor by the then prime minister Mahathir Mohamed in September 1998, Zeti cut her teeth during the Asian financial crisis that ravaged the region. Thinking on her feet, she found in the crisis an opportunity to put into practice her doctoral thesis on managing international capital flows, penned at the University of Pennsylvania. Zeti did a good job by putting caps on foreign-exchange transactions and followed up by pegging the ringitt to the dollar. Her out-of-the-box thinking evidently was not well received by the Western world and the International Monetary Fund, which termed the policy response “a step back.” Still, the IMF staged a dramatic turnaround recently when the Washington-based lender said the curbs on capital flows could be used as a legitimate tool by some governments, in a tacit acknowledgement that Zeti did the right thing back then.
For the full article, click on:
3 MICHELLE YEOH
4 S. AMBIGA
5 NURUL IZZAH ANWAR
Shouldering Malaysia’s future
Some are predicting she will eventually become Malaysia’s first female Prime Minister. In a country so ethnically and religiously diverse, Nurul Izzah Anwar has championed inclusive politics and human rights, earning the nickname “Princess of Reform”. Only 32 years old, she’s already had an impact on the political arena, managing to emerge from her father’s shadow – Anwar Ibrahim, the country’s former Deputy PM. Join us as we speak with Malaysian Member of Parliament Nurul Izzah Anwar about the country’s future.
6 HANNAH YEOH
The first woman Speaker in Selangor
Yang Berhormat Puan
Hannah Yeoh Tseow Suan
Speaker of Selangor State Legislative Assembly
Hannah Yeoh Verified account. @hannahyeoh. Speaker of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly. ADUN for Subang Jaya since 2008. Lives for God.
7 TERESA KOK
DAP’s Teresa Kok set a new electoral milestone tonight, winning Seputeh by a 51,552-vote margin and breaking her previous record of 36,492-vote majority in the same federal seat.
The latest from Teresa Kok (@teresakok). DAP MP for Seputeh and National Vice Chairman. I blog at http://www.teresakok.com. Malaysia.
Aug 11, 2013 – The 49-year-old in the gold blouse and brown slacks leans forward, pushes her gold-rimmed glasses up her nose and quotes an old Chinese …
8 GEETHANJALI G.
President Of G Global Media, THR Raaga Radio DJ/Announcer, ASTRO TV Host @ Vaanavil Channel 201 – Vizhuthugal & Teh Tarik with Geethanjali G, Television Personality, Malaysian Television & Film Actress. http://www.facebook.com/GeethanjaliG
The latest from Geethanjali G (@GeethanjaliGTHR). President Of G Global Media, ASTRO TV Host, THR Raaga Radio DJ/Announcer and Malaysian Television …
9 JAMELAH JAMALUDDIN
Dato’ Jamelah Jamaluddin, CEO of the Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) Berhad, the largest Islamic bank in Malaysia with a capitalization of USD640 million. She holds the distinction for being the first woman to head a KFH bank as CEO, representing a special milestone and significant breakthrough within the KFH Group and the Islamic banking industry.
Top Ten of Malaysia
The Most Inspiring Women in Malaysia
Ninth on the Top 10’s list is Jamelah Jamaluddin, CEO of the Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) Berhad, the largest Islamic bank in Malaysia with a capitalization of USD640 million. She holds the distinction for being the first woman to head a KFH bank as CEO, representing a special milestone and significant breakthrough within the KFH Group and the Islamic banking industry.
An experienced Islamic banker, Jamelah was tasked with resolving the bank’s serious mortgage issues following a series of bad loans decisions by the past administration. Holding a Masters in Business Administration in Finance from Central Michigan University, her other notable achievements includes the introduction of Az-Zahra unit dubbed as the only Islamic retail banking branch dedicated to women and the introduction of Islamic debit and credit cards for RHB Islamic Bank.
10 MARINA MAHATHIR
Born in 1957, Marina Mahathir, the eldest daughter of Malaysia’s longest serving prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, found her niche and voice in writing on socio-political issues, and has been doing so for the last 20 years.
THIS LADY HAS A MIND OF HER OWN
Mahathir differs with Marina on Bersih crackdown
KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that he “doesn’t often agree” with his daughter when asked today about Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir’s recent condemnation of the government’s crackdown on the Bersih rally. Marina had on July 4 blasted the authorities’ move to arrest rally supporters for wearing Bersih T-shirts, saying that the arres
No 5 and No 10
Nurul Izzar Anwar and Marina Mohamed
TAKE THE TOP TEN WITH A PINCH OF SALT, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU SEE MICHELLE YEOH AND MISS UNIVERSE MALAYSIA 2009 GEETHANJALI. G (WHO?)
Appearing on page 5 of the MCA-owned national daily, the full-page list does not make clear if it is an advertorial or if it is part of The Star‘s editorial content
The prime minister’s wife, Rosmah Mansor, has emerged as leader of the pack in a ‘mysterious’ list ranking Malaysia’s “10 most powerful women” which appeared in The Star today.
The list – which appeared on a page that was not attributed to any organisation – places Rosmah as number one, followed by Bank Negara Malaysia governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz and several others, including three Pakatan Rakyat leaders.
They are PKR’s Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar, DAP’s Subang Jaya assemblyperson Hannah Yeoh and DAP’s Seputeh MP Teresa Kok. No BN elected representatives made the list.
“To determine the rank within each category, as well as their overall rank on the ‘Top 10’ list, we applied three metrics: money, media presence and impact,” the page reads, without revealing the identity of the party doing their ranking.
Another notable figure in the list is Bersih co-chairperson Ambiga Sreenevasan, who was ranked fourth most powerful behind Malaysia’s very own Bond girl, Michelle Yeoh.
Ambiga lauded, but not Bersih
However, the excerpt describing Ambiga’s achievements does not mention her struggles in the area of electoral reform or the Bersih movement, which she is most known for in recent times.
Others in the list include Marina Mahathir, for her work in HIV/AIDS advocacy, Kuwait Finance House CEO Jamelah Jamaluddin, as well as “fashionista” and Miss Universe Malaysia 2009 Geethanjali G.