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Malaysia’s Persons with Disabilities Act: “A Toothless Tiger”

Meera Samanther, Member , Harapan OKU Law Reform Group and Association of Women Lawyers | Anit Kaur Randhawa, Member, Harapan OKU Law Reform Group and Association of Women Lawyers

07-Feb-23 14:00

Malaysia’s Persons with Disabilities Act: “A Toothless Tiger”

Article 8 of the Federal Constitution covers the principle of equality and non-discrimination in Malaysia, but to what extent does this apply to the rights of persons with disabilities? In fact, activists and advocates have long called for legal reforms to both the constitution and the Persons with Disabilities Act 2008, to better uphold and protect the rights of persons with disabilities. Here to share more about what that could look like, are Anit Kaur Randhawa and Meera Samanther, both lawyers and members of the Harapan OKU Law Reform Group.


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Tags:  Akta OKUchildren with disabilitiesorang kurang upayapwdaccessibilityconvention on the rights of persons with disabilitiescrpdinclusivitynon-discrimination


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