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Boo Su-Lyn – Malaysian Insider – Thursday, 21 March 2013 (originally published 17 Mar)
PUTRAJAYA, March 17 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak launched a women community group programme today to enable women to report crime and threats to national security.
The 1 Malaysia Perwani Community programme, which aims to set up 100,000 Perwani groups throughout Malaysia comprising 10 to 20 women each, will be linked to organisations like the Police Families Association (Perkep), the Malaysian Armed Forces Family Welfare Association (Bakat) and the Wives of Civil Servants and Women Civil Servants Association (Puspanita).
“The role of the Perwani group is to be the eyes and ears of the government in fighting crime and threats to national security,” said Najib in a speech at the One Million Women Purple Walk event at Dataran Putrajaya here today . . .