Badan Latihan dan Hidup Berdikari Malaysia (ILTC) pada 23hb Mac 2016 menyerahkan memorandum kepada ahli-ahli parlimen mendesak supaya golongan orang kurang upaya (OKU) dikecualikan daripada cukai barangan dan perkhidmatan (GST).

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.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

2012 target for special facilities

2012 target for special facilities

By Lydia Gomez

KUALA LUMPUR: By 2012, all public buses and buildings in the country have to be disabled-friendly.
This is the target set by the Department of Social Welfare to elevate the disabled community and help them become more mobile.

Disabled Persons Development Department director Noraini Mohd Hashim has set the deadline for a plan she describes as a "short-term target" so that infrastructure for the disabled is in place by 2020.

"We have a lot of work to do. Thailand and Singapore are already ahead of us, so we, too, need to move faster," Noraini said as she revealed the department's goals for the disabled at the National Conference on Accessibility and Universal Design for the disabled yesterday.

Top on her list is to get the cooperation of public transport service providers.

"The department cannot work alone. We (non-governmental organisations and local authorities) have to join forces and work collectively. Together, we can come up with a barrier-free environment for all," she said.

Statistics from last November showed there are 277,509 disabled people registered with the department.

The figure, however, may be fewer than the actual number since it is not compulsory for the disabled to register with the department.

Noraini said the department did not make it mandatory for the disabled to register.

"It is their right to register but we do not want to make it compulsory. We just encourage them (to register)."

Among the benefits those registered would get are financial assistance of RM300 a month for those earning below RM1,200, a RM150 monthly allowance for the unemployed and a launching grant of RM2,700 for those who want to start a business.

The government also provides help to those who want to buy prosthetics.

She said the disabled included the aged as they face similar problems.

1 comment:

stanley said...

Don't wait for 2012 to get the project going get it started right now like giving JKR the right detail size of a toilet.ask Miss Yeo how difficult it was when we tried to use the OKU toilet at the Traves police station before it is to late