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Hideto Kijima speaks to the media in Osaka, Japan, June 28

Airline apologizes for making wheelchair user climb up boarding ramp on his hands

A Japanese budget airline has apologized to a passenger in a wheelchair who was made to board a recent flight by crawling up a staircase using only his hands. The incident took place on June 5, as Hideto Kijima was preparing to return to Osaka from a trip to Amami Oshima Island. His time on the southern Japanese island had been fantastic, he wrote in a Facebook post. He had stayed in a fully accessible villa and even gone swimming with sea turtles, he wrote. However, the return flight would be a decidedly less accommodating experience for Kijima, who lost the use of his … Continued

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

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

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

International Day of persons with disabilities logo

UN commemorates International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2016 with the message to do more for inclusion.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2016 Theme for 2016: Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been celebrated annually on 3 December around the world. The theme for this year’s International Day is “Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want”. This theme notes the recent adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the role of these goals in building a more inclusive and equitable world for persons with disabilities. This year’s objectives include assessing the current status of the Convention on the … Continued

TrEES and P&G’s Green Campaign in Schools Yield 134,400kg of Recyclables

Kuala Lumpur, October 19, 2016 – Treat Every Environment Special (TrEES) and Procter & Gamble Malaysia (P&G) through their innovative home-to- school recycling and advocacy campaign, Pahlawan Planet, yielded a combined weight of 134,400 kg of recyclables across Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Putrajaya and Negeri Sembilan. 35 selected secondary schools out of the initial 53 schools, exceeded the campaign target by reaching out to 22,947 households within two months. The Pahlawan Planet campaign was an integral part of TrEES Young Voices for Conservation 2016, which was approved by the Ministry of Education as a national level co-curriculum programme for secondary schools … Continued

Guardian Goes Orange for Mother Nature

 Guardian goes Orange in celebration of Malaysia Environment Week with  it’s BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag) bag exclusively designed by Marie Sydonie, a former French catwalk model and more recently of Sydonie Apparel fame.  The re-usable orange bag will be available at all Guardian stores from 29 October to 31 December 2016. “At Guardian, we take pride in offering the best health and beauty shopping experience through our quality products and service-minded and dedicated people. We are also passionate about the environment and the ecosystem. This is why we want to encourage shoppers to use Guardian’s stylish and durable reusable … Continued