More help for Sahazli

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  • Saturday, 30 Oct 2004

PUTRAJAYA: Sahazli Mohamad, who was born without limbs, has but one dream. 

Dr Jamaluddin presenting Sahazli with the laptop in Putrajaya on Thursday night. -- Bernamapic

The 12-year-old pupil from Kampung Dendang in Kelantan, who scored 5As in his recent UPSR trial examinations, wants to be an architect. 

But his disabilities have made it quite impossible to achieve his dream. As it is, his mother Atikah Abdul Rahman, 47, has to carry him to school daily. 

Moved by Sahazli's plight, Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis instructed Sirim Bhd and Mimos Bhd to work together to come up with a locally designed customised wheelchair for Sahazli. 

“The wheelchair would be built to Sahazli’s specific needs and will be completed as soon as possible,” Dr Jamaluddin said after presenting Sahazli with a laptop during a breaking of fast function with his staff at his ministry here on Thursday. 

Dr Jamaluddin said he found it inspiring that Sahazli was keen to achieve his ambition despite his physical setbacks. 

Sahazli said he looked forward to the day when he would be able to move about easily.  

“A (customised) wheelchair will certainly help me be less dependent on other people,” he said.  

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