News Release

Puchong Women Meet With Malaysian Minister

Presentation in Putra Jaya with Dato' Sri Rohani Abdul Karim, Minister of Women, Family and Community Development

Women leaders from the Puchong congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia presented a handmade quilt in the name of LDS Charities to Dato’ Sri Rohani Abdul Karim, Minister of Women, Family and Community Development on Tuesday, July 14, 2014. The quilt was in appreciation for her work with the women and the strengthening of families in Malaysia. It included pictures of the Minister and events she has supported.

The Minister expressed her gratitude for the beautiful gift and said it would be one of the cherished mementos of her ministry. Although she was leaving for Sarawak shortly and had a camera crew in her office ready to do a project before she left, Minister Rohani took the time to personally greet each of the women. Carol Ng Fooi Chin, Peggy Wong Sum Wah, Josie Chung Nyuk Fuan, as well as the two women who designed the quilt, Jennifer G. Natividad, and Leonardo G. Natividad were thrilled to present their gift. 

Minister Rohani thanked the ladies for their efforts and said "together we women in Malaysia can make this a better place for those without homes and love of a family to surround them."

At the conclusion of the meeting Minister Dato’ Sri Rohani Abdul Karim invited the group to a dinner reception that evening at the Hilton Hotel in Petaling Jaya. The dinner was a fabulous event and Dato' Karim made everyone feel  welcome.

Minister Dato’ Sri Rohani Abdul Karim, was installed as the only woman Minister in the Malaysian Cabinet on July 16, 2013. She was previously Deputy Minister for Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism and Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Agro-based Industries. She has also served as a member of Parliament for Batang Lapan, Sarawak.

Minister Rohani Karim is the mother of three children; one of whom is a practicing physician in Malaysia.  The Minister has one grandson.


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