Thursday, February 17, 2011

Disabled Laud Disabled Friendly Park By MBPJ - NST

Anthony Siva Balan Thanasayan, says the upgrade shows the council’s commitment.


THE DISABLED are applauding the council's effort to provide the necessary facilities for the group. They hoped that in future, local councils would not take too much time to ensure that public facilities were also disabled-friendly.

Francis Siva suggests disabled-friendly toilets, shelter from the elements.

Gurdip Kaur is glad that the disabled can now enjoy a more active lifestyle

Independent Living and Training Centre president Francis Siva welcomed the upgrades. He suggested that the parks be also equipped with disabled-friendly toilets, have road accessibility and shelter from the elements.

Gurdip Kaur, a former Selayang Municipal councillor who is wheelchair-bound, was elated that the park now allowed thedisabled to enjoy an active lifestyle.

MBPJ Zone 13 councillor Anthony Siva Balan Thanasayan, who oversees Section 6, said the upgrade showed the council's commitment of to bring a change to the disabled.

Section 6 neighbourhood watch committee chairman Rajesh Mansukhlal said the disabled-friendly parks would also benefit the elderly as they could now venture into the park without fear of snatch thieves, who commonly operate on motorcycles.

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