Thursday, September 28

‘Blind in one eye’ classified as ‘disabled’ from tomorrow


KUALA LUMPUR: The Social Welfare Department (JKM) will classify individuals who are blind in only one eye as disabled, effective this Saturday, said Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil.

The decision was made at a meeting of the National Council for the Disabled on Tuesday to enable this category of people to receive the same privileges as other disabled persons when they register with JKM, she said.

Shahrizat was speaking at the 60th Anniversary celebration of the Malaysian Association for the Blind at Kompleks MAB here, yesterday.

In addition, she said local authorities throughout the nation were required to include a representative from the disabled community in their planning and development committee. — Bernama