PETALING JAYA: Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh has praised her DAP colleague Yeo Bee Yin for her diligence as a Cabinet member, following comments related to the latter’s pregnancy.
She said Yeo, the energy, science, technology, environment and climate change minister, “works harder than some male ministers”, despite being in her final trimester of pregnancy.
Yeoh was responding to questions from some journalists who asked Yeo if her impending maternity leave would affect her work related to Lynas Corporation, the rare earths processing plant which has come under scrutiny from her ministry.
“Instead of celebrating and rejoicing that this nation can finally tap into this brilliant young woman’s talent in the Cabinet, the media chooses to highlight about her absence during her upcoming maternity leave,” Yeoh wrote on Facebook.
In the 2020 Budget, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng announced that employees have the right to take 90-day maternity leave. FREE MALAYSIA TODAY
Yeo expecting first child
KUALA LUMPUR: Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin is expecting the arrival of her bundle of joy soon.
Currently in her third trimester, Yeo will be the first minister to deliver in office.
She is expected to deliver end of March.
She tied the knot with IOI Properties Group Bhd chief executive officer Lee Yeow Seng in March 2019.
The 37-year-old Bakri MP revealed in a Facebook post last year that Lee proposed on Jan 3, 2019 while the two were in London. NST
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