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The place of women in decision making at various strata of living has been a front burner issue in the current milieu. The number of women allowed to participate in nation building worldwide is abysmally low especially in Malaysia where the women are culturally believed to be better suited for the role of home makers. Various researches have however shown that women are naturally made to contribute to development both domestically and nationally. Other Researches have equally shown that the women have been facing challenges in assuming political positions where they can adequately and practically contribute to national development as a result of certain socio-political and cultural challenges. This paper therefore investigates the factors that contribute to the inhibition of women in this regard despite their landmark educational progression and achievement. The paper argues that Malaysia will profit in its national development and nation building programmes if more women are allowed to participate in national governance. This will be achieved by harnessing the traditional roles of women in the family life for the benefit of the nation.