Lessons from the elections

MANY disability-rights activists have been working to improve the life of disabled people for decades. I know some who have been working since the 1970s and have passed on. Their roles have been taken over by people from the next... more »

My day at the polls

MY wife and I would not have missed the 14th general election for anything. It was a chance for us to collectively decide with other eligible citizens the leadership of the country for the next five years. We had it... more »

Random acts of kindness

I WORK half a day only. That is as much strength as I can muster. After that, my energy level and concentration goes down. I would spend the rest of the day observing my fellow trainers in their sessions to... more »

Meeting the CEO of ERL

AFTER recounting my accident of falling off the wheelchair while boarding the KLIA Transit in this column, I received an email from the CEO of Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL) Noormah Mohd Noor. She apologised for the lapse in... more »

Standing up for change

SOME friends have asked me why I continuously put myself in danger knowing that a fall could be fatal. This was regarding my commute to work using the KLIA Transit. There is a six-inch gap between the train and platform,... more »

The barrier that broke me

THE fear that has been gripping me for the past three months has finally come true. I fell off the wheelchair as I was being assisted into the KLIA Transit train at Stesen Sentral Kuala Lumpur on Thursday. The KLIA... more »

Leaving my comfort zone

MY paralysis is so severe that I do not have intrinsic hand function. This means I do not have the fine motor skills essential for many activities of daily living. I have great difficulty manipulating small objects and even holding... more »
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