Every journey has to come to an end. On a bus, one simply has to press the buzzer to let the driver know that he or she wants to get down at the next stop. I pressed the buzzer on my journey with the Barrier-Free Environment and Accessible Transport Group (BEAT) and had gotten down from the bus already.
The reaction from some of my colleagues in BEAT to my circulating an email on the bad experience with AirAsia to the entire group recently literally took the wind out of my sail. I was chided for revealing that I was compelled to sign an indemnity form before I was allowed to board the plane. I guess it never occurred to them what I had to give up the moment I signed the form.
I do not regret blogging about it. I do not regret being part of BEAT. I do not regret leaving BEAT. I am first and foremost a blogger. I want the freedom to blog without fear or favour. I will continue to blog about such injustices perpetrated against disabled people. This is what The Digital Awakening is all about – my life, my thoughts and my opinions.
Unwitting victims of other people’s misconduct - Breaking Barriers - The Borneo Post - 11 January, 2014
Flood preparedness for disabled persons — Are we doing enough? - Breaking Barriers - The Borneo Post - 4 January, 2014
The case for accessible homes - Breaking Barriers - The Borneo Post - 28 December, 2013
I was an angry man last week - Breaking Barriers - The Borneo Post - 21 December, 2013
Giving back meaningfully - Breaking Barriers - The Borneo Post - 14 December, 2013