Special project team to prepare draft for amendments to Persons With Disabilities Act 2008

Published on 3 Dec 2019 4:41:46 PM

The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry has set up a special project team (SPT) to review, recommend changes and prepare a draft for amendments to the Persons With Disabilities Act 2008 in efforts to empower the group.

Speaking to the press on Tuesday in conjunction with the 2019 National Disability Day, deputy minister Hannah Yeoh said the team would convene from Jan 2020 and has six months to come up with a comprehensive draft.

Meanwhile, the ministry’s director-general Datuk Junaidah Kamarruddin said the Public Service Department will formulate an integrated plan to improve the placement of disabled individuals into the civil service.