Sunday, April 4, 2010

Singapore: Women Honoured

From the Straits Times:
THE Singapore Council of Women's Organisations (SCWO), the umbrella body for women's groups here, has inducted two politicians to their Wall of Fame.

Cabinet Minister Lim Hwee Hua and Minister of State for Community Development, Youth and Sports Yu-Foo Yee Shoon were honoured last night for being pioneers in the public service.

Mrs Lim, 51, is the first woman to become a full Cabinet minister, while Mrs Yu-Foo, 60, was the first woman to become a mayor here.

They are among only nine women inducted to the Wall of Fame, launched in 2005 to recognise women who have improved the lives of other women here.

The accolades were part of the celebrations at the SCWO's 30th anniversary fund-raising dinner at the Shangri-La Hotel last night.

It was attended by 450 guests, including its patron, Mrs S R Nathan, who was guest of honour.

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