Rajvin Kaur Randhawa – living with cerebral palsy.

  Rajvin Kaur was born premature on 24th June, 1985. As such , her lungs were under-developed and she had to be placed in an incubator with oxygen. Soon after birth she developed jaundice. The lack of oxygen to her brain caused cerebral palsy; luckily only the motor centre of the brain was affected while the rest of the brain functioned normally. Rajvin Kaur, a “Miracle Child”.   Rajvin attributed her survival to her parents. Her father, Dr. Pall Singh, was a doctor and as such understood her condition and made every effort to help his physically challenged daughter to … Continued

Muhamad Ashraf with his medals

THE BIRTH OF MY NEW SELF

  by  Muhamad Ashraf Bin Muhammad Haisham     My name is Muhamad Ashraf. I was born 22 years ago in Pulau Pangkor, Perak. I studied at SMK Batu Sepuluh Setiawan, Perak and was very active in athletics. Every year, I represented my school, district and state in cross country and 1500m events. I aspired to don the national colours and represent Malaysia in athletics. On 12 January 2013, I was involved in a motorcycle accident in Lumut which changed my life. I was hospitalised at the Ipoh General Hospital with what I thought was a minor injury. Unfortunately, doctors … Continued

Reserved Parking Bays for PWDs

The pinching of parking bays meant for people with disabilities (PWDs) by able-bodied drivers has become a nuisance. The blatant disregard for parking spaces reserved for PWDs has made it difficult for disabled drivers to leave home for shopping. To assert this point, an accompanying picture shows it all. It speaks of the insensitivity of an able-bodied driver who has conveniently parked his car in the bays reserved for disabled people. This uncaring attitude deprives a wheelchair-bound driver of the parking bay rightfully reserved for PWDs. While the parking bays for PWDs are more spacious than the regular bays, this … Continued