|Dr Chandra at MBPJ Dog Forum 2009|
DATELINE: PETPOSITIVE THERAPY CENTRE, PETALING JAYA
PETPOSITIVE ADVISER DR CHANDRA MUZAFFAR WILL SPEAK AT TWO KEY EVENTS ON DISABILITY AND ANIMAL RIGHTS AND WELFARE IN SELANGOR IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS.
The renowned social activist and academic will be a key speaker later this month.
He will be speaking at a special seminar organised by the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) to mark the United Nations-sponsored International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) which falls today.
Dr Muzaffar, who is also the Noordin Sopiee Professor of Global Studies at the Science University of Malaysia (USM) in Penang, will address as many as a 100-key community leaders and business stakeholders on the issue of disability access and rights at a full day seminar in Petaling Jaya.
|During a light moment with aNt|
He will also be speaking at a half-day forum on responsible pet ownership in mid-January of next month.
That event, which is being put together by the Klang Municipal Council (MPK), will target animal lovers in an education awareness effort to reduce stray animal populations and pet complaints in the royal town of Klang.
Said Anthony SB Thanasayan - who who is MBPJ Disability Committee chairman and PJ city councillor - as well as chairman for MPK's Canine Advisory Team:
"Dr Chandra is the ideal speaker on both topics because of his rich experience as a disabled person himself; as well as leader in bringing about religious understanding, moral and social values to many of the issues confronting our world today.
|Animal-lover YB Ronnie Liu opened the 2009 forum|
"Dr Chandra was a hit with animal lovers when he gave his keynote address at a World Animal Day forum by MBPJ in November of 2009 - particularly on aspects of religion and animal care," Thanasayan pointed out to PET+BLOGSPOT.
Both events will be launched by YB Dr A Xavier Jayakumar, chairman of Selangor state's Health, Plantation Workers, Poverty and Caring Government Committee.
Please keep it right here for the latest news on these developments.
Let us also know what you think about these upcoming events.
PET+BLOGSPOT is the ONLINE BLOG of the Malaysian Animal-Assisted Therapy for the Disabled and Elderly Association (Petpositive). Our reports and stories are CURRENT, ACCURATE and RELIABLE. We offer both local and foreign news on animals, disability and the elderly. PET+BLOGSPOT was first established in October 2007. Our hits since then is now 70,000 and going strong! PET+BLOGSPOT is updated daily. Sometimes even twice or three times a day. Kindly take note that views expressed in this blog are not necessarily those of PETPOSITIVE. You may also visit our Webpage by browsing: www.petpositive.com.my You can also find us in Facebook as PETPOSITIVE EMPOWERMENT. Please sign up as a FOLLOWER of this Blog if you haven't done so already in order to show us your kind support. Thank you!