Senators stand on one leg for a minute to support empowerment of ‘special persons’

Published on 3 Apr 2023 6:18:57 PM

In concluding his debate on the Supply Bill 2023 in the Dewan Negara on Monday (April 3), one-legged Senator Isaiah Jacob called on his colleagues to stand on one leg with him to show support for the empowerment of persons with disabilities (PwD).

In his debate, Isaiah used the term ‘special persons’ instead of PwD and proposed for a PwD Affairs Committee to be set up under the purview of the Prime Minister’s Department.