|State govt encourages voluntary help for Malaysians with disabilities||| Print ||
KOTA BELUD, Oct 12, 2012: Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said the state government encouraged associations and welfare organisations to assist persons with disabilities to ensure their wellbeing.
In this context, Musa said the Barisan Nasional government had mobilised efforts to assist the people at all levels, especially persons with disabilities irrespective of their background, race and religion.
"There are 23,000 registered persons with disabilities in the state who need help apart from those not registered, but the government has always done its best for them,” he told reporters after opening the state-level ‘Rehabilitation Centre Within The Community’ (PDK) at Kampung Taun Gusin Padang, here, today.
In this regard, he urged the disabled in Sabah to register with the Social Welfare Department to facilitate distribution of aid.
He also praised the concern and sincerity of the Sabah Elected Representatives’ Wives Association in successfully carrying out welfare programmes for the benefit of the people in the interior and rural areas under the PDK programme.
He said the programme was extremely helpful in providing exposure on care-giving and healthy lifestyle for the children or parents of persons with disabilities.
Source:.The Malaysian Insider