PUTRAJAYA: She may be a person with a disability, but Pakatan Harapan’s Dr Noraishah Mydin Abdul Aziz (pic) is a professional with impressive credentials and she is raring to make a difference.
Dr Noraishah, who suffers from spinal bifida (a type of neural tube defect) since birth, will contest in Putrajaya against five other candidates, including Barisan Nasional incumbent Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.
Other candidates are Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin of Perikatan Nasional, Datuk Mohd Rosli Ramli of Pejuang and independent candidates Lim Fice Bee and Samsudin Mohamad Fauzi.
Dr Noraishah, 47, who uses a wheelchair, gathered with her supporters on the main road before heading to the nomination centre at the neighbourhood complex in Presint 9.
Dressed in a blue baju kurung, Dr Noraishah waved at media representatives as she passed through the disabled-friendly access to enter the hall and submit her nomination forms.
The election officer also prepared a ramp for her to go up to the stage for the candidate announcement, Bernama reported.
When met by Bernama, the former Universiti Malaya senior lecturer said she was happy that the nomination process went smoothly and her next move is to meet the residents of Putrajaya.
“I will give my telephone number to the residents in Putrajaya. If there are any problems they want to share, they can contact me.
“I also have a notebook where I write down the things I am told when I meet people,” Dr Noraishah said.
She wants to bring the voices of all Malaysians, including persons with disabilities (OKU), to the forefront.
“In Putrajaya, I believe the maintenance of infrastructure needs to be prioritised,” she said.
The Kuala Lumpur-born Dr Noraishah holds a PhD in Medical Biotechnology from the University of London, a Master’s in Genetics, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.