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KPWKM inculcates spirit of togetherness with PwDs through book

A book titled ‘Tiada Yang Mustahil: Kisah Kejayaan Orang Kurang Upaya’ inculcates the spirit of togetherness among members of the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry to continue offering their services for the development of persons with disabilities (PwDs) in Malaysia, said its minister Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun.

She said the book published by Institut Sosial Malaysia, an agency under the ministry, was the ministry’s manifestation in developing PwDs by presenting an official publication in recognition of their services, contribution of ideas and expertise in various fields towards the development of the country.

Rina said the book highlighted the success stories of 28 PwDs in various fields such as academics, abilympics, social, arts, entrepreneurship, paralympics and politics to become an inspiration for the people.

“The selection of figures is based on specific criteria set by a special committee whereby the main condition is that the PwDs are registered with the Social Welfare Department,” she said in a statement today.

Among the figures included in the book are Senator Datuk Ras Adiba Mohd Radzi (politics), Professor Dr Ruzita Mohd Amin (academics), M. Kumaran (entrepreneurship), Datuk Mah Hassan Omar and Wong Yoon Loong (social), P. Haymasuthan (abilympics), Clarence Kang (arts) and Abdul Latif Romly (paralympics).

Rina said the ministry had proposed to Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) to translate the book into a medium that is closer to the people so that the success stories of the PwDs could open up the people’s eyes to emulate their excellence.

“Their stories are presented in the form of illustrations to convey their happiness and sorrow in dealing with the reality of life and in turn, achieve success.

“Facing the obstacles and challenges with their shortcomings has never discouraged them to continue developing their own potential,” she said.

Meanwhile, Rina said the Waja Squad module that was launched today aimed at increasing the knowledge on violence, especially against women, to ensure the group do not continue to become victims and make them smarter in dealing with violence.

As of March 8, a total of 107 people have been trained to assist in eradicating violence against women.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

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