Disabled people in a newly industrialising economy: Opportunities and challenges in Malaysia

Denison Jayasooria, Bathmavathi Krishnan, Godfrey Ooi

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Abstract

Malaysia is one of the fastest developing countries in the world and by the year 2020 it will become an industrialised nation according to the Malaysian government's strategic plans. This dynamic situation poses numerous opportunities and challenges for disabled people in Malaysia. Two positive outcomes are opportunities in the employment sector as well as infrastructure developments. However, there are new challenges especially with regards to mainstreaming of educational and vocational training along with the need for a dynamic placement service. The rise in industrial accidents creates a new challenge, along with the changing demographic trends which could have a negative impact on disabled people. What is striking is that disabled people and their organisations are beginning to articulate these changes and making a claim for inclusion in Malaysian society.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOvercoming Disabling Barriers: 18 Years of Disability and Society
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Pages193-201
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)0415378753, 9780203965030
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Feb 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Malaysia
economy
educational training
infrastructure development
vocational education
accident
inclusion
developing country
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Society

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Jayasooria, D., Krishnan, B., & Ooi, G. (2006). Disabled people in a newly industrialising economy: Opportunities and challenges in Malaysia. In Overcoming Disabling Barriers: 18 Years of Disability and Society (pp. 193-201). Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203965030

Disabled people in a newly industrialising economy : Opportunities and challenges in Malaysia. / Jayasooria, Denison; Krishnan, Bathmavathi; Ooi, Godfrey.

Overcoming Disabling Barriers: 18 Years of Disability and Society. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2006. p. 193-201.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Jayasooria, D, Krishnan, B & Ooi, G 2006, Disabled people in a newly industrialising economy: Opportunities and challenges in Malaysia. in Overcoming Disabling Barriers: 18 Years of Disability and Society. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 193-201. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203965030
Jayasooria D, Krishnan B, Ooi G. Disabled people in a newly industrialising economy: Opportunities and challenges in Malaysia. In Overcoming Disabling Barriers: 18 Years of Disability and Society. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. 2006. p. 193-201 https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203965030
Jayasooria, Denison ; Krishnan, Bathmavathi ; Ooi, Godfrey. / Disabled people in a newly industrialising economy : Opportunities and challenges in Malaysia. Overcoming Disabling Barriers: 18 Years of Disability and Society. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2006. pp. 193-201
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