Challenges Media is a social enterprise promoting disability advocacy and inclusive community development at schools, colleges and workplaces. We are based in Petaling Jaya, Selangor and our main task is to initiate skills training and mentoring programmes to promote self-advocates.

Cybersecurity Malaysia Issue Alert on “Wannacry Ransomware”

SERI KEMBANGAN (13 MAY 2017) – CyberSecurity Malaysia, the national cyber security specialist agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI), today issued an alert on ransomware attack known as ‘WanaCrypt0r 2.0’. The ransomware uses a vulnerability first revealed to the public as part of a leaked stash of NSA-related documents to infect Windows PCs and encrypt their contents before demanding a ransom for the key to decrypt the encrypted files. The co-ordinated attack had managed to infect large numbers of computers across the health service around the world after it was first noticed by security researchers on … Continued

Remembering Sandra on Mother’s Day

Qistina Low is the youngest daughter of the late Sandra Tan Saw Kim. She shares her thoughts this Mother’s Day with Challenges readers. What is my Mother to me I am not expert in English writing. This is a short story for Happy Mother’s Day . My mother told me that “Loving & Caring” is important to me. When I was born  a premature baby and I was staying in hospital, my mother  went to hospital to visit me everyday by bus from her home until I discharged from hospital. She often worried about me, because  I was a small … Continued

PJ Car Free Day 2017

Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) continue efforts to make Petaling Jaya a green and sustainable city through a program PJ CAR FREE DAY or Petaling Jaya Car Free Day on 15 April 2017 from 6.30 am to 12.00 am.   The purpose of this program is one of conservation of energy and resources to reduce the use of vehicles so as to control air pollution in the city. The program is also in line with the Selangor State Government to reduce carbon consumption in a holistic manner.   In addition, MBPJ also want to promote bike paths that have been … Continued

Dr Cheri Blauwet is IPC Women of the Year

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has paid tribute to the achievements and contributions of Dr. Cheri Blauwet, awarding the triple Paralympian and prolific medical professional its International Women’s Day Recognition. Dr. Blauwet is a seven-time Paralympic medallist in wheelchair racing. She claimed one silver and three bronze medals at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games, followed by one gold and a further two bronze at Athens 2004. She is also a quadruple winner of the Los Angeles Marathon and a double victor from both the Boston and New York City marathons. Following her retirement from her illustrious athletics career in 2008, … Continued

MBPJ Launches Accessible Park 2017

PETALING JAYA- MBPJ launched accessible park on National Landscape Day 2017. MBPJ celebrated the National Landscape Day 2017 with the launch of the accessible facilities for persons with disabilities at Taman Aman today. Dato’ Mohd Azizi Mohd Zain, MBPJ Mayor said MBPJ is committed to ensure all its open spaces are barrier free for all including persons with disabilities as he officiated the the celebration of the National Landscape Day 2017  at Petaling Jaya level. He lauded the establishment of the Friends of Taman Aman, a volunteer group comprising residents and students and pledged to work together with them to … Continued

Do supplements really work?

Long term dietary supplement use may lower your risk for chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. The  landmark dietary supplement study was conducted by the University of Berkeley, and  involved 1,056 participants across three sample groups – long term non-dietary supplement users, single supplement users and multiple supplement users. The study was designed to observe dietary supplement usage patterns, health and nutritional status among dietary supplement users, with 50% of the multiple supplement users on average consuming supplements such as multivitamin, vitamin B-complex, vitamin C, carotenoids, calcium with Vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, flavonoids, glucosamine, probiotic supplement (for … Continued

SDGs Fair

KUALA LUMPUR: The Association for the International Exchange of Students in Economics and Commerce (AIESEC) of University of Malaya organised SDGs fair in conjunction with the Winter National Conference last month. It was held at the faculty of law of University of Malaya. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a set of seventeen goals that was internationally agreed by more than 150 world leaders. It is part of the development goals by the United Nations that is set to be achieved by the year 2030. The seventeen SDGs are as below: Delegates of the Winter National Conference were from 14 … Continued

Premier Skills Inclusive Football Training 2017

Adults play a pivotal role in protecting children. It doesn’t matter if it is our biological child or not. Teachers are responsible of their students, day care centres are responsible of their children and the list goes on. In short, we as a society are responsible for the children in our community.   If we see a child in trouble, we rush to help the child as quickly as we can. Yes? No? Ideally Yes, however in reality we do not do so effectively enough resulting in 3800 over cases of child abuse reported just last year. In fact, one of … Continued

Twitter Campaign Highlights Political Participation of Persons with Disabilities

To recognize the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and in honor of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) launched a Twitter campaign for the month of December that highlighted participation of disability rights advocates around the world. Through this campaign, people with disabilities shared why they vote, become candidates, and participate in political life. Read more  

REMEMBERING SANDRA

I had just made plans to go away on a silent retreat the week just before Christmas but little did I know that I will be completely in a silence of another kind. On Monday morning of December 19, I received a call that there may be a wake service to be arranged while I was having a coffee morning with my youngest sister at IKEA.  For the past few days I had a busy schedule back to back and I was looking forward to my long-awaited getaway. Shortly after the call, another call came in from the Forensic Department … Continued