Wednesday, January 19

‘Devt agenda also benefits disabled’

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KUALA LUMPUR: The government will ensure that its development agenda will benefit all sections of the society including people with disabilities, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.

He said the government’s approach would be based on the principles of social justice and inclusiveness to ensure that everyone gets to enjoy the country’s prosperity and not just a certain section of the society.

“All sections of the society, irrespective of whether they are able-bodied or with disabilities, will be cared for in line with the social justice principles,” he said when opening the national-level Centre for Rehabilitation in Community (PDK) sale carnival at Stadium Titiwangsa, Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, here yesterday.

Present were his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil.

Najib said to achieve this, the government would develop a system to fully realise the potentials of each and every person in the country, especially those with disabilities.

He said the government had already set that one per cent of civil servants should be appointed from among the disabled.

Although the target had yet to be fully achieved, the government is committed to fulfilling the percentage, he said, adding that the private sector also played an important role in offering employment opportunities to this group. — Bernama