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Disabled children not registered with Social Welfare Dept because parents embarrassed

Faisal Asyraf

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Modified 23 Sep 2019, 1:18 am

Parents who are embarrassed with having disabled children (OKU) may be reluctant to register their children under the Social Welfare Department, says OKU activist Ruziah Ghazali.

Ruziah, who is a member of the National Council for the Disabled, said that's the reason why only 549,554 OKU are registered as of June 2019, when there should be around 4.8 million OKUs in the country, thus denying their right to many privileges of being an OKU card holder...

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