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Tan Yi Liang

Recent and archived articles by Tan Yi Liang

9 May 2019 | 9:12 AM

A 'rare' report card for the Pakatan government

After a year in power, has the Pakatan administration done right by Malaysians born with rare disorders?

The Prime Minister’s wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali (3rd left) together with Spinal Muscular Atrophy patient Branden Lim Jun Hong,8, (centre), The National Autism Society of Malaysia Chairman Felina Feisol (2nd left) Childline Malaysia Project Director Datin P.H Wong (left) and Malaysian Rare Disorders Society President Datuk Hatijah Ayob (3rd right) during the aid presentation to welfare organisations in Kuala Lumpur in December 2018.
8 Mar 2019 | 10:36 AM

Vaccinations - a vital line of defence

Mandatory immunisations are a good idea. Here's some reasons why.

21 Feb 2019 | 8:24 AM

Why caring about rare disorders matters

February 28 is Rare Disorders Day around the world. I spoke to Malaysians on the front lines of the fight against rare disorders to learn how we can help.

8 Jan 2019 | 11:04 AM

Three goals we can score as Malaysians in 2019

Instead of resolutions focused on ourselves, why don't we set goals that'll make this year a good year for all of us?

8 Dec 2018 | 10:05 AM

What will it take to build a truly harmonious Malaysia

We all have a part to play to stem the rhetoric of hate.

8 Oct 2018 | 12:00 PM

I am 33 - and I just had a stroke

Don't assume strokes only happen to those who are middle-aged or the elderly. Considering 52,000 Malaysians are affected annually, the right knowledge can save lives

2 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

Millennials can beat the odds by working together

It is perhaps time for young Malaysians to take a we-first approach to overcome our generation’s challenges.

29 Jun 2018 | 11:11 AM

Stopping suicide, saving lives

Can we save our loved ones from ending their own lives? Yes, we can if we're open to learning how.

11 Jun 2018 | 8:28 AM

Health Ministry urged to approve drug to help patients with spinal muscular atrophy

PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry should approve a drug named Spinraza that can help people with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), said WeCare Journey co-founder Yap Sook Yee.

Yap with her husband Edmund Lim and sons Jaden and Branden.
31 May 2018 | 7:00 AM

Next step – a nation that cares for all

May 9 should mark the beginning of a new era for every Malaysian, including people with disabilities and rare disorders.