Saturday, December 19, 2009

What about breast feeding areas & child care facilities at workplaces for workers in Malaysia?

Now, what about breast-feeding areas and childcare centres/facilities in workplaces? MP should also be concerned for all workers in Malaysia, not just MPs...
Women MPs now have a special area in the VIP restroom at the Parliament building to nurse their infants.

The first to benefit from this area divided by a curtain is Nurul Izzah Anwar (PKR-Lembah Pantai) who uses it to breast-feed her five-month-old baby Raja Ahmad Harith Raja Ahmad Sharir.

Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin (BN-Papar) who is seven-and-a-half-months pregnant also plans to use the facility made available since the opening of the current Parliament session in October.

The Deputy Health Minister plans to breast-feed her baby in the special area next year.

Simply the breast: Nurul Izzah carrying her fivemonth- old baby Raja Ahmad while Rosnah is getting the baby’s attention after feeding in Parliament.

Rosnah, who has three adopted children will undergo a Caesarean section next month.

“I am very excited. This is my first natural child and the baby is active and kicking every 15 minutes,” said Rosnah who added that she did not suffer any morning sickness.

Nurul Izzah, 29, requested for a nursing room when she gave birth to her second child five months ago.

Her first girl Raja Nur Safiyah was only a few months old when Nurul Izzah won the Lembah Pantai parliamentary seat in the March 8 general election last year.
“I used to feel bad to have the place for myself,” said Nurul Izzah. - Star, 19/12/2009, Women MPs get breast-feeding area

And, what the right of migrant workers to allow their families to be able to visit/stay with them when they come over to Malaysia to work?

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