KUALA PENYU, Aug 7 – Women, Family and Community Development deputy minister Datuk Azizah Mohd Dun today welcomed the appointment of Datuk Mariati Robert as State Attorney-General for Sabah effective August 1, replacing Datuk Roderic Fernandez who retired at the end of June.
“She (Mariati) is a role model and inspiration for women who aspire to be independent, highly educated and experienced.
“As a woman leader I thank the state government for acknowledging women through this appointment,” she said here today.
Mariati, who heads the non-governmental organisation Sabah Women Advisory Council, is the second woman to be entrusted with the position of state attorney-general after Kinny Li Yun Ken in 1968.
Meanwhile, Sabah Community Development and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Jainab Ahmad said: “Mariati is an experienced law veteran. I hope she can help resolve several ongoing issues we face so that the functions of the syariah and civil courts and our customs can be streamlined.