(L to R) Robert Wang, Tan Weng Aun, Peter Tan, Jenice Lee and Mrs. Robert Wang.
After the briefing on the MPAJ Local Draft Plan, ADUN for Teratai Jenice Lee invited us to lunch with her on Christmas Eve at the Pandan Lake Seafood Village. This was to discuss further accessibility issues faced by disabled people in her constituency in relation to the local draft plan. Jenice herself saw firsthand how we had problems getting into the restaurant as the premises did not have a ramp. We also sought her advice on the parties we should seek in the MPAJ to resolve access problems.
Currently, the provision of accessible facilities in the Ampang Jaya is still minimal at best. Although progress is slow, we will keep up with active engagement with the MPAJ to ensure that they are constantly aware of the problems faced by disabled people in the municipality. What is most telling is that the town planner of MPAJ Awang Mustapha revealed that the needs of disabled people were not included in the local draft plan until we brought it up at the briefing. Nevertheless, we thank Jenice for the support she has given to our cause since our first meeting with her shortly after she won the Teratai state constituency in the 12th General Election.