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 »

Let’s be mindful of our behaviour

THE following incidents happened barely two weeks after I wrote the column on respecting the queue. I am compelled to recount these stories as I feel it is pertinent to inculcate a sense of civic consciousness in society. Of course,... more »

A reminder to be grateful

CHINESE New Year is a time of coming together to celebrate, a season of welcoming the beginning of another year, hopefully one that is better than the last. It is this hope that keeps us going, looking forward to the... more »

Urban challenges for disabled people

THE ninth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9) is currently ongoing at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The conference, the largest United Nations conference on sustainable urban development and cities, runs until Tuesday (Feb 13). It is convened by... more »
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