Make infrastructure more disabled-friendly in Malaysia, urges Shahrizat

Asia-Pacific, May 17 2011

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry wants all infrastructure, including public transport such as Light Rail Transit (LRT), bus, and taxi stations to be more disabled-friendly.

Its minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said the ministry would cooperate with the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) on this matter to outline and and scrutinise the work outline planned by SPAD this year.

“Progress in any country’s development also involves disabled people because to become a developed country, there should not be obstacles towards this group of people,” she told a news conference after chairing a meeting of the National Council for Disabled People, here Monday.

Meanwhile, commenting acid splashing incidents involving women around the Klang Valley, Shahrizat said the ministry would check with the Home and Health ministries whether sale and purchase of acids should be controlled.

Until last Friday, 22 cases of acid being splashed on women in the Klang Valley were recorded and is believed to be the doing of two men on a motorcycle, aged in their 20s and 30s.

Source: http://www.bernama.com

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