Friday, 24 May 2019
Makkal Osai News Paper Headline - Disabled Indians Discriminated in New Malaysia - by Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat.
Today 23-5-2019 @ Makkal Osai News Paper Headline - Disabled Indians Discriminated in New Malaysia - by Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat.
"Inclusiveness" "Nothing about us without us"
In the 11th Malaysia Plan, the Government announced that independent living centres (ILC) would be set up in the country to provide services and facilities to allow the severely disabled to live independently and have a better quality of life.
Independent living postulates that disabled people are the best experts on their needs and must take the initiative, individually and collectively, in designing and promoting better solutions.
Under the project, last March 2019, Independent Living and Training Centre Malaysia (ILTC Malaysia) and Malaysia Independent Living Association for Disabled (Milad) have been selected to run the IL program during the set up Central Committee Members for Principles and Goals and Objectives as set forth by the Strategic Plan.
Last week we got to know that from Pengarah Jabatan Pembangunan Orang Kurang Upaya (JPOKU) Dato' Maria Bernard Sinsoi said that, we (ILTC Malaysia) were rejected made by top level by Zulkifli B. Ismail, Ketua Pengarah, Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat.
Consequently, we asked more rational question to specific clarification of the ILCs Project. Unfortunately, she was never able to get a straight answer.
We all disabled Indian Community all are outside the margin or within the community have the power and responsibility to make society more inclusive for everyone.
We ILTC Malaysia humbly urge Malaysian Indian Community to support and voice out our noble cause for matter of principle.