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 »

Be bold in pushing for change

TWO weeks ago, I was invited as one of the speakers for a forum organised by the Asean University Network – Disability and Public Policy Network (AUN-DPPnet). It was held at the Institute of Leadership and Development in Negeri Sembilan.... more »

Respect the queue

THE lift was packed full. I was in the front with my wife. Behind me was a man with a kid in a pram. He had pressed to go off one floor before us. It was a rather small lift.... more »

Bad news and good news

THIS has been a year of high drama for me. From being invited to speak at a prestigious international conference, to getting stranded inside an aircraft for one hour and being engaged by the airline to provide training on proper... more »

Kindness from strangers

I STARTED taking the KLIA Transit to work this week. This is the train service that runs from KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, where I conduct training four days a week. The 35-minute journey... more »

A day in my life

WHEN I started blogging many years ago, a reader asked me to write a story of one day in my life as a disabled person. She was interested to know what my routines were like. Back then, it was mostly,... more »
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