Be IT savvy, Ministers' wives told

KUALA LUMPUR - Wives of elected representatives need to be technology savvy, said Welfare Association of Wives of Ministers and Deputy Ministers (Bakti) deputy president Puan Sri Norainee Abdul Rahman.

"As wives of elected representatives, we should do our part and get to know the people better, especially those in need of our attention and care. One of the ways to do this is through social media platforms."

Norainee, the wife of Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, was speaking at the opening ceremony of the "Knowledge Building and Image Enhancement" course organised by Bakti and the National Institute of Public Administration here.

The modules of the five-day course covered etiquette and protocol, including table manners, besides public speaking, effective communication, and knowledge on information and communication technology.

Speakers included Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali and well known lecturer and writer Prof Dr Muhaya Mohamad.

"The course is beneficial, especially to our new members to get a good understanding of the country's government structure and administration and national policies.

"What we have learned here will not only strengthen our role as the wives of elected representatives, but will also aid us in conducting social welfare activities."