Malaysia has a long way to go in terms developing women' leadership. Despite having ratified CEDAW in 1995, Malaysian women's political participation is one of the most abysmal in South East Asia at less then 10 %. The government has not made much head way in terms of legislative reform or capacity building. Women in Malaysia are wooed with promises of more programme and the 30% quota every time the elections come around. Unfortunately, it is forgotten as soon as the elections are over. Women need to understand that the government of the day has a huge impact on their daily lives. Therefore they need to speak through the ballot box and demand for what is rightfully theirs.