Meeting Raja Munir

Raja Munir took time away from his busy schedule to drop in to see me just now. Peter was here too and amongst others, we discussed the Systematic Evacuation Plan initiated by Mack. I was also happy that I could get Mack on the phone and introduced him to Raja Munir. Both of them have been very active in promoting this cause which will not only benefit me alone but the thousands of mobility impaired persons who have no choice but live in high-rise dwellings. These two are fine examples of caring Malaysians. Together with the many bloggers who have adopted the yellow banner in their site, the voices of the silent minority are finally being heard. Thank you for making a difference.

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Building Manager From Hell

Raja Munir’s account of our meeting:
Meeting Peter

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

3 thoughts on “Meeting Raja Munir”

  1. Thanks for highlighting the issue of ‘Means of Escape’ in the case of ‘Emergency in a High-rise Building’ situation.

    I think it is high time to have a conference on this subject in our country. But the conference should be open to public, and host by an organiser that could pull in participation from:

    Jabatan Bomba
    Public Works Ministry
    Ministry of Housing and Local Government
    Prime Minister’s Department
    Pertubuhan Architect Malaysia
    Institute of Engineers
    Institute of Surveyors
    Quantity Surveyors Institure

    As well as NGOs and others, such as research institutions and universities.

    The conference should be affordable to all, with discounts to students and disabled people for example.

    Most of all, the conference should include a pledge at the end of it to create a Memorandum to set forth in laying out the principles and action for ‘Means of Escape in High Rise Buildings in Emergency Situations’. Also what is needed are committees or better still a consultant to be writing proposals and action it under a ‘Commission’ would be in the right direction.

    The following subject area must be tackle in the conference:

    Means of Escape for Disabled People / Systematic Evacuation Plan for Disabled People

    Structural Performance of High Rise Building in Earthquakes

    The conference should not be too technically oriented, or that it should be divided into two sessions, where technical round-tables should also be discussed later in the day.

    The way the building industry is going, building upwards higher and higher, isn’t it time to do something lie this? I hope that this comment will give some ideas.

  2. I hope things are going to turn out the best for systemised building evacuation for the disabled.Cheers. Are you eating well?

  3. LecturerUM,
    Thank you again for the pointers. Yes, we are exploring some of those options that you have suggested. It is good that you are sharing those ideas with us. Hopefully something will come out of this.

    Thanks. I am not eating as much as I would like to. Tasteless food is not something that is very palatable. However, I am trying to vary the diet so that I do not eat the same food everyday.

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