Friday, December 22, 2017

Syabas Mayor Maimunah

MM Online - Female Malaysian mayor to head UN’s urbanisation agenda (extracts):

SEATTLE, Dec 21 — A Malaysian woman is set to take the helm of the United Nations agency seeking to improve life in fast-growing cities, which will be home to two-thirds of the world by 2050.

The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General has appointed Datuk Maimunah Mohd Sharif, a qualified town planner and currently Mayor of the City Council of Malaysia’s tranquil, tropical Penang Island, to head UN-Habitat, based in Kenya.

Maimunah previously managed Penang Island’s George Town World Heritage Site, the oldest part of Malaysia’s second largest city, which is popular with tourists for its colonial history and architecture.

As executive director of UN-HABITAT, Maimunah will battle to boost donor funding for the 40-year-old agency, which fell dramatically under former Barcelona mayor Joan Clos.

Another key focus will be implementing the agency’s New Urban Agenda, a 20-year vision for sustainable cities, adopted at last year’s Habitat III conference in Ecuador.

Congratulations Mayor Maimunah.

When the headlines show the phrase 'Female Malaysian mayor' 'twas a no-brainer it has to be Mayor Maimunah Mohd Sharif as she is the ONLY female mayor in Malaysia, a tribute both to her and to the Pakatan state government of Penang which believes in and practises gender equality.

Syabas once again, Maimunah.

Syabas also to the Penang State government for a fine demonstration of gender equality to the World.


  1. The rampant environmental degradation in Georgetown is a serious blot on her record.

    A big thumbs down from me.

  2. merry christmas hadi

    remember women are not domesticated rabbits so treat them with dignity and respect