Get rid of ‘dis’ syndrome

Abd Razak, Dzulkifli (2006) Get rid of ‘dis’ syndrome. The New Sunday Times.

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    Abstract

    In a season that encourages giving and sharing, it is rather disappointing to read a comment by the chairperson of the Disabled Persons' Integrated Family Services saying companies are "not interested" in hiring disabled persons (orang kurang upaya). It has resulted in 80 per cent of them being without jobs. The others are either selfemployed or forced to accept lowpaying jobs. This is despite the suggestion that one per cent of the workforce in every company be made up of the disabled. Up to 100,000 of them have to rely on aid from the Welfare Department. The situation is described as "alarming". So much for Malaysians with a big heart! "Dis" has caused much discomfort to many, no matter how "normal" one looks or behaves.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > HC79 Special topics-Including air pollution, automation,consumer demand, famines, flow of funds,etc.
    Divisions: Koleksi Naib Canselor (Vice Chancellor Collection) > Profesor Tan Sri Dato' Dzulkifli Abdul Razak > Newspaper Clippings
    Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
    Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2017 14:56
    Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 14:56
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/33336

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