FOMCA’s Consumer Digest

FOMCA's Consumer Digest

Some time in July this year, the Federation of Malaysian Consumer Association (FOMCA) invited me to submit a paper on access to public transport with regards to disabled persons for the Consumer Digest. I had to complete the piece within a very short time frame as the digest was to be published the following month. I received two copies of the digest two weeks ago.

Nothing much has changed since July. There is still no accessible public transport for wheelchair users. The RapidKL buses that are plastered with the very prominent wheelchair logo still refuses to board wheelchair users. A Malaysian has gone to outer space and back. We have just celebrated our nation’s fiftieth year of independence. Disabled persons are still stuck at home. Apa macam Malaysia?

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.