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
Pages (from-to)455-463
Number of pages9
JournalDisability and Society
Volume12
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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

In: Disability and Society, Vol. 12, No. 3, 1997, p. 455-463.

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