SHAH ALAM – Tengku Permaisuri Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin joined in the fun as she graced the Malaysia Women Marathon 2017 at Stadium Malawati.
She took part in the 6km VIP fun run yesterday with the Selangor Mentri Besar’s wife, Datin Seri Shamshida Taharin, state exco member for health Dr Daroyah Alwi and Tourism Selangor general manager Noorul Ashikin Mohd Din.
After completing the run in one hour and 15 minutes, Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin flagged off the 5km fun run and children’s run.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, who was also present, said the state has been supportive of policies that empower women to take up greater leadership roles.
“The state government’s support for this event reflects our commitment to work with women in developing Selangor.
“As changes have been made and we now have many women leaders in state agencies, we will continue to support the role of women as agents of change in Selangor,” he said.
Going the distance: Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin (centre, with cap) with other runners in the 6km VIP fun run in Shah Alam.
Malaysia Women Marathon director Karen Loh said the annual event was to mark the Women’s Day celebrations.
“We are honoured to have Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin joining us. It truly lifted everyone’s spirits,” she said.