Saturday, March 22, 2008

Mak Bedah on Al Jazeera English: Everywoman Programme.

Malaysian elections

election rallies in Malaysia

At election rallies in Malaysia last week, several women in purple headscarves were spotted at different places simultaneously, elbowing their way to the front of crowds and questioning candidates on their commitments towards women's rights.

The women all introduced themselves as Mak Bedah.

So who is Mak Bedah?

Several women represent this intriguing candidate and one of them joins Everywoman from Kuala Lumpur.

Meera Samanther is a lawyer and member of the Women's Candidacy Initiative.

She tells Shiulie Ghosh what the women are asking for.

Read the 10 principles of the Mak Bedah Manifesto

You can watch the programme featuring Mak Bedah on Al-Jazeera English here.

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