Queen hails adaptive clothes for OKU, urges others to do their bit

Royal praise: Tunku Azizah delivering her speech virtually at the launch of Socso’s Functional Adaptive Clothing line. — Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR: Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah has called on everyone to continue to care for the needs of persons with disabilities (OKU) in the country.

Her Majesty, who was concerned with the well-being of OKU, said all quarters should also continue to innovate to improve the group’s quality of life and participation in society.

In this regard, Tunku Azizah expressed her appreciation for the concern and initiative by the Human Resources Ministry and Social Security Organisation (Socso) with the creation of Socso’s Functional Adaptive Clothing line.

“I was informed that the difficulties faced by OKU in obtaining suitable clothes has become the starting point for the ministry through Socso to take the initiative and become among the pioneers in designing and producing functional adaptive clothing, ” she said.

Her Majesty said this in her speech that was delivered virtually at the launch of Socso’s functional adaptive clothing line yesterday.

Present was Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan.

Socso’s functional adaptive clothing line is specially designed to make it easier for OKU, especially those who are paralysed or with physical impairments, to wear the clothes comfortably.

The initiative was carried out by Socso’s Tun Abdul Razak Rehabilitation Centre, which produces OKU-friendly traditional clothes in collaboration with fashion designer Nurita Harith.

Tunku Azizah had the opportunity to try out one of the designs.

“It looks stylish and suitable for any event, especially the coming Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration, ” said Her Majesty. — Bernama

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