Karpal all praise for disabled-friendly facilities: The Star – June 18, 2009

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Karpal all praise for disabled-friendly facilities

KARPAL Singh (DAP – Bukit Gelugor) is all praise for the newly modified ramp and special lift meant for the disabled at Parlia­ment House.

“This is a good development. It’s good for disabled visitors who come to Parliament, and not only for me.

“It’s a necessity now as many were unable to come due to the lack of facilities,” said Karpal, who was wheeled into the building from the back entrance via the new low-gradient ramp.

The new ramp at the back of the main building comes with an overhead roof.

He then took the lift to the first floor where the Dewan Rakyat is located.

Karpal said that in April, he fell forward from his wheelchair while using the ramp at the front of the tower block because it was quite steep.

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