By Ali Imran Mohd Noordin
This article is in conjunction with the launch of the government's National Transport Policy tomorrow.
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- The transport industry players' long wait for a National Transport Policy will end tomorrow with the launch of NTP 2019-2030.
The plan, incorporating land, air and sea transport in one document, is a first for this country and is expected to pave the way for seamless passenger and cargo movements.
With a population of 32.58 million, Malaysia now has more than 200,000 kilometres of road networks; 2,900 km of railway tracks; 18 ports; and 22 airports.
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By Ainul Huda Mohamed Saaid
This article is in conjunction with World Arthritis Day which falls on Saturday, Oct 12.
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- It happened suddenly. One morning in 2006, Lokasundari Vijaya Sankar, a former lecturer from Petaling Jaya, woke up with her whole body feeling stiff.
She could hardly move. Of course, it took her a very long time to get to the bathroom that day.
She somehow was able to guess what was happening to her. Two years before the incident, Lokasundari was tested positive for rheumatoid factor
By Erda Khursyiah Basir
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- The shortage of facilities for people with disabilities (OKU) is one of the main reasons why many public and private institutions of higher learning are reluctant to accept disabled students.
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) economics lecturer Prof Dr Ruzita Mohd Amin, who is also head of the university's Disability Services Unit, said the reluctance stemmed from concerns over their ability to meet the needs of OKU students.
"Their fear has unwittingly denied disabled students of the right to pursue tertiary education and it does seem as if universities are not giving equal opportunities to OKU students," she told Bernama.