'1 Million Women Purple Walk' postponed

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KUALA LUMPUR: The '2013 1 Million Women Purple Walk', scheduled to take place simultaneously nationwide on March 10, is postponed following the armed intrusion in Lahad Datu and several other locations in Sabah.

Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister Datuk Noriah Kasnon, in a statement today said, the event would be held at a date to be decided later.

"On behalf of the ministry, I have postponed the event due to the situation taking place in Lahad Datu and several other locations in Sabah," she said.

The event, in conjunction with the 2013 International Women's Day celebration, was expected to be opened by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.-- B


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