Malaysia

This page features the news on disability from Malaysia in the Debrief Library. See also news from other countries.

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Economics and Social Protection

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Financial Inclusion

Ras Adiba calls for introduction of more inclusive financial system for persons with disabilities. (Sep, Malay Mail)

New initiative to support financial education of blind people. (Aug, Disability Insider)

Social Protection

How an OKU card [disability card] benefits persons with disabilities (Aug, Free Malaysia Today)

Policy and Rights

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Nothing about Us without Us “Malaysia has a long-standing practice of making policy decisions and planning programmes for persons with disabilities (OKU) and care partners – without engaging us.” (Dec, FMT)

Politics and Elections

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A survey of over 700 people to examine opinions of the disability community regarding factors that influence their voting behaviour and disability issues that are important to them. Key priorities identified were employment, education, and enforcing rights. The study also shows reasons people did not register for disability cards: they were not aware of it, worried it might lead to stigma, or did not see how it would help them. (Make the Right Real) See coverage on Free Malaysia Today.