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Disabled participants all excited

PETALING JAYA: The word “merdeka” means being independent, which is the wish of a special group from the Beautiful Gates Foundation for the Disabled.

Eager spirits: Members of the Beautiful Gates Foundation for the Disabled waving the Jalur Gemilang in anticipation of the AnakAnakMalaysia Walk.

First-time councillor eager to serve despite disability

The Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) has appointed a person with physical disability from Beautiful Gates Foundation as a councillor. The gutsy 36-year-old among those who want to make a difference in MBPJ.

Mohd Aziz (wearing robe) welcoming Pua (in wheelchair) as a councillor for Petaling Jaya City Council. — SAM THAM/ The Star

Disabled learner drivers cry for help

The disabled are finding their quest for mobility restricted because of the challenges faced in getting a driver's licence, so the Road Transport Department is taking steps to lessen their burden.

Driven to learn: Aveena Devi Krishna Kumar, 23, who suffers from spina bifida, taking driving lessons at the Safety Driving Centre on Jalan Utara, Petaling Jaya, from driving instructor Tinesh Kumar Koppalai Kirnan, 31. — ART CHEN/The Star

Home furnishing store presents 200 new matresses to welfare homes in conjunction with bedding fair

TWO hundred children can now sleep soundly as Australian home furnishing store Harvey Norman gave away 200 new mattresses to five welfare homes in conjunction with its 12th International Brands Bedding Fair 2016.

Harvey Norman Bedding Department general manager Eddy Ng (fourth from right), Ong (third from right) and Aruldoss (second from right) with representatives from the welfare homes at the handover ceremony.

Fewer NGO reps in MBPJ

THE Selangor government’s pledge to allocate at least 25% of councillors from non-governmental organisation (NGO) and professionals is not reflected in the present line-up of Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) councillors.

Solo voice: Gabriel is the only NGO representative PKR has appointed as MBPJ councillor this year.

Personal tales of life's challenges

LIFE is like a game of carom, you are knocked many times before reaching your goal — this is just one of the inspirational messages penned by Kenny Lee Man Jun.

Lee has written more than 40 short passages about his life and its challenges. He hopes to inspire people and help them just the way others have helped him.

Job match for the disabled

KUALA LUMPUR: The disabled will be able to get jobs that match their skills and capabilities instead of having to take up anything that comes along.