The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) organised the AICHR Regional Forum on Media and Human Rights in ASEAN on 16 and 17 May 2016 at Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur. The Forum was led by AICHR-Malaysia working in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Communications and Information, the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM), ASEAN Secretariat and the Regional Europe-ASEAN Dialogue Instrument, Human Rights Facility (READI, HRF). The Forum was the first AICHR Priority Programme for 2016 led by Malaysia since H.E. Edmund Bon Tai Soon’s appointment as the new Representative of Malaysia to AICHR … Continued
Around 4,350 athletes form 170 countries are set to compete across 22 sports at the Games which open on Wednesday 7 September at the city’s famous Maracana Stadium. International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven said that with 100 days to go until the Rio 2016 Paralympics he fully expects September’s Games to be the best ever in terms of athletic performance. At the London 2012 Paralympics 251 world records were set and the IPC President thinks Latin America’s first Games will see many more record breaking performances. Sir Philip said: “I am fully confident that Rio 2016 will be … Continued
Treat Every Environment Special (TrEES) together with Procter & Gamble Malaysia (P&G) launched the Pahlawan Planet campaign today. A campaign for secondary schools, Pahlawan Planet is designed to educate, cultivate and reinforce a culture of caring for the environment by embracing the 4Rs (Rethink, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle). Through home-to-school recycling projects as well as outreach activities, students will advocate that caring for the environment begins with themselves, for themselves. “Following the Government’s move to mandate separation of recyclables last year, the Pahlawan Planet campaign provides students with the opportunity to go beyond the classroom and be the … Continued
Challenges Media was at KL Car Free Morning, where everything that has wheels but no engine gets together. Hundreds of cyclists, skaters and wheelchair users joined together and took over the roads of Kuala Lumpur. At the Challenges Media booth we presented tandem bicycles – cycle for change including our newest prototype that is steered from the rear seat and can be folded to easily fit in every car. Our mission is to enable special needs children learn to cycle with support of ride leaders. With the concept of our new tandem it is possible to have a children seated … Continued
In conjunction with the 13th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards, BOH Plantations Sdn. Bhd. (BOH) has released the limited edition BOH Cameronian Gold Blend packages in tribute of three performing arts genres in Malaysia – Bangsawan, Wayang Kulit and Mak Yong. ‘Yesterday for Tomorrow’ theme Following this year’s Awards theme of ‘Yesterday for Tomorrow’, the canister packages combine traditional Malay designs with bold colours that reflect the unique art form and theatrical elements of each performance. Bangsawan, which gives the audience a glimpse into the lives of royalties through song and dance, accompanied by traditional instruments such as tabla and … Continued
In spite of the emotional barriers, people with autism do have successful careers and long term relationships. Management of the disability takes away most of the difficulties, enabling a productive life.
People with disabilities are not different, nor are they special. They’re just living their lives to the best of their abilities like the rest of us.
3D printing in a nutshell – a printing process used to make objects out of ABS or PLA thermosplastic. Thermoplastic is a material which hardens into a solid state after printing. An example of objects which can be 3D printed include coffee cups, clothes and even functioning SLR cameras! The sky’s the limit, in a literal sense; NASA plans to build the first colony on Mars with 3D printing technology by the year 2030. While 3D printed human colonies are still decades away, practical ways to augment human life are already here. Imagine the following scenario 3 years from … Continued
OCBC Bank provides tandem bicycles for the disabled community.
Connexion @ Nexus, Bangsar South City – Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development organised Jalinan Kasih 2014 Open House. This event was attended by Dato’ Seri Rohani Abdul Karim, Tan Sri Dato’ Hj Muhyiddin Hj Mohd Yassin and his wife Puan Sri Norainee Abdul Rahman. Dato’ Seri Rohani said “The event seeks to strengthen the relationship between the Ministry and our target audience from persons with disabilities, senior citizens children, women and communities in need.”