ILTC Malaysia

ILTC Malaysia
New Building in Kampung Sungai Dua Tambahan, Rawang, Selangor



Disabled Members Protest

Disabled Members Protest
Disabled Members Protest at JPJ Wangsa Maju

ILTC Malaysia members staged a protest outside JPJ Wangsamaju KL.

ILTC Malaysia members staged a protest outside JPJ Wangsamaju KL.
Disabled group’s protest disabled drivers required to produce doc's medical report.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Xmas celebration together birthday party on 26-12-2016

December 26, 2016 - In conjunction of Xmas celebration 2016 together birthday party of PJ Mr. Suresh 17 was held at ILTC Malaysia. Mr. Suresh celebrated his birthday cutting ceremony together with orphanage children and disabled people. The clowns entertain the children’s with variety acts as magician, face painting and balloon making for kids.

Persatuan San Bao Gong - Dinner 1-1-2017

On behalf of all members, I express our sincere thanks and appreciation to Persatuan San Bao Gong for your kind contributions towards Independent Living & Training Centre Malaysia.  We do appreciate your noble gesture to help our organization. We appreciate the promptness from Persatuan San Bao Gong.

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Happy New Year 2017

To all our well-wisher & my friends.

On behalf of Independent Living & Training Centre Malaysia (ILTC Malaysia), I would like to thank you for your support towards ILTC Malaysia in year 2016. 

Your support has enabled us to achieve our objectives towards empowering the persons with disabilities in Malaysia.
We also would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year 2017, and may all of us will have a bless year.
Best regards,
Mr. G. Francis Siva


Wednesday, 28 December 2016

நீங்கள் எங்களை விட்டு பிரிந்து இன்றோடு 8 ஆண்டுகள் ஆகி விட்டது.

We are forever grateful for all of your inspiration.
நீங்கள் எங்களை விட்டு பிரிந்து இன்றோடு 8 ஆண்டுகள் ஆகி விட்டது. ஆனால் இன்று வரை உங்கள் பிரிவை எங்களால் ஏற்றுக்கொள்ள முடியவில்லை. உங்களை பத்து மாதம் சுமந்து பெற்ற அம்மாவின் கதரல், இன்றும் எங்கள் காதில் ஒலித்துக் கொண்டே இருக்கிறது.
கடவுள் உங்களை அமைதியான இல்லத்தில் அழைத்து இருக்கின்றார்,

Saturday, 24 December 2016

ILTC Malaysia wishing to all our friends a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2017.

MRT gets thumbs down from disability rights activists

Malaysiakini's report on our visit to MRT. - 24-12-2016

Several activists for the rights of the disabled have given the thumbs down on the accessibility for facilities in the newly-opened Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line.
NGO Petpositive’s president Anthony Thanasayan said that while the MRT facilities for disabled people were slightly better compared to other rail facilities in the Klang Valley, the situation was still a disappointment.
Overall, he said, he would rate MRT 70 out of 100 points and added it was not good enough to worth his trouble to use it in its current state.
“I thought that after all the talks and sessions that we have had, and the awareness we have created over the past five, 10, even 15 or 20 years, they wouldn’t be struggling with basic issues like this.
“It clearly shows that they didn’t do their homework. That stands out very strongly. They just thought that if they followed something from a book, they would be okay.
“By right, they should have called many people to come out here to test out the facilities and be willing to make changes where necessary,” Anthony told Malaysiakini on Wednesday.
Earlier that day, he and Independent Living and Training Centre Malaysia (ILTC) president G Francis Siva and ILTC secretary Gurdip Kaur took a ride from the Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) MRT station to Sungai Buloh and back, and made a brief stop at the Kota Damansara station.
They were testing to see whether the stations and the MRT trains were accessible to people with physical disabilities...

A Malaysiakini team which accompanied them was barred by Prasarana Malaysia Bhd staff from taking any video recording and photograph on grounds that the journalists had not applied for permission from the MRT operator.

The disability rights activists met with difficulties from the moment they arrived at the TTDI station. The two parking spaces reserved for disabled people were occupied by three cars, none of which displayed a disability parking permit.

A similar situation was found when the group arrived at the Sungai Buloh station - there were 10 parking spaces reserved for people with disabilities but the spots were taken up by 16 cars.

Again, none of the cars had a disability parking permit. Instead, one of the cars carried a plaque purporting the owner to be the holder of the Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang, which carries the ‘Datuk’ title.

Anthony railed against the lack of enforcement at the parking lot and asked why the station staff were more preoccupied with telling off the media personnel instead of addressing their complaints about the disabled parking space.

“They may have policies (about media coverage), but here we are - disabled people are being abused at the car park. They are not interested in us.

“They seemed to be more interested in their public image,” he lamented.

Anthony, a former Petaling Jaya City (MPPJ) councillor, had previously chaired a MPPJ team which conducts accessibility audits.

Mind the gap

During the group’s visit, some of the issues highlighted include the lack of audio cues in the station’s lifts, although tactile pavement outside the lifts guide the visually impaired to the lifts instead of the escalators.

In addition, some gates at the station platform feature a blue wheelchair logo. However, the location of these gates does not correspond with where the trains’ wheelchair areas are located.

Meanwhile, Francis took issue with the sizable gap between the station platform and the train, which he said is dangerous for wheelchair users.

“Overall, I’m so excited to see the MRT but it still needs to be improved,” he said.

As for Gurdip, who expressed disappointment with her experience with MRT, said the staff apparently lacked training in handling the needs of people with disabilities.

The castor wheel of her wheelchair fell through the gap between the station and the platform as a station staff was helping her to alight the train at the Kota Damansara station.

“Why don’t they train the staff to bring disabled people out by turning them (wheelchairs) around and coming out (backwards)?

“That’s very important. We don’t want to have a second injury in our lives,” Gurdip said.

The rear wheels of most wheelchairs are significantly larger than the front wheels, making it less likely to fall through gaps.

Malaysiakini has contacted Prasarana on the group’s feedback on Wednesday and is awaiting a response.

The Phase One of the MRT line opened on Dec 16, running from Sungai Buloh to Semantan. The rest of the line, to Kajang, is expected to open in July next year.

Rides on the MRT are free until Jan 16 next year.
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Thursday, 22 December 2016

Friday, 16 December 2016

Muhibbah Christmas Party 2016

Pertubuhan Amal BOG Kuala Lumpur dan Selangor joined with The Rotary Club of CentralDamansara had successfully organized a Muhibbah Christmas Party held on 10th December 2016, Saturday at Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

Among the guests at Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur were children from orphanages, the visual and hearing impaired, physically disabled, senior citizens and the mentally challenged.

About 1,000 guests from NGOs and charitable homes attended the dinner and some 150 volunteers helped out at the event.

The carnival featured nearly15 games stalls, Iron Man, clowns, as well as Santa Claus with goodies for the guests and inflatable castles for the children to play with.

We managed to play some of the games during the event and won some presents. This is definitely a jolly way to celebrate the festive season.

Every guest also received a Santa hat that lights up and an instant photo to capture memories of the fun-filled day. We also received party packs and Christmas presents and were treated to an eight-course dinner at the event.

It was great and able to spread festive cheer. On behalf of our organization, we are sincerely thanked the President, Rev. Aloysious -Pertubuhan Amal BOG Kuala Lumpur dan Selangor for giving us the opportunity to attend this wonderful and memorable event.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

3 days vacation from 25th to 27th of November to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

On behalf of our organization, we had organized a 3 days vacation from 25th to 27th of November to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. We enjoyed our amazing and most memorable holiday. We had a truly awesome experience on our trip.