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THE FIRST MALAYSIAN WOMAN TO HOLD PUBLIC OFFICE IN THE HISTORY OF MALAYSIA

WHO

TAN SRI (DR.) DEVAKI KRISHNA

WHEN

2022-02-23

WHERE

KUALA LUMPUR

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Tan Sri (Dr.) Devaki Krishnan is recognised as the first Malaysian woman to hold public office in the history of Malaysia.

In 1952, as part of the late Sir Dato’ Onn Jaafar’s Independence of Malaya Party, Tan Sri Devaki Krishnan contested and won the Bangsar seat at the Kuala Lumpur Municipal Council Elections. In 1955, she stood for a second term and won. Thereafter, in 1959, she would become the first Malaysian Indian woman to contest in a General Election; under the Alliance Party for the Sentul constituency.

THE FIRST MALAYSIAN WOMAN TO HOLD PUBLIC OFFICE IN THE HISTORY OF MALAYSIA

WHO

TAN SRI (DR.) DEVAKI KRISHNA

WHEN

2022-02-23

WHERE

KUALA LUMPUR

Tan Sri (Dr.) Devaki Krishnan is recognised as the first Malaysian woman to hold public office in the history of Malaysia.

In 1952, as part of the late Sir Dato’ Onn Jaafar’s Independence of Malaya Party, Tan Sri Devaki Krishnan contested and won the Bangsar seat at the Kuala Lumpur Municipal Council Elections. In 1955, she stood for a second term and won. Thereafter, in 1959, she would become the first Malaysian Indian woman to contest in a General Election; under the Alliance Party for the Sentul constituency.

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TAN SRI (DR.) DEVAKI KRISHNA

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2022-02-23

WHERE

KUALA LUMPUR

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