Malaysia-Invitation to Submission of Memorandum BANGKIT 2012 to SUHAKAM and Forum on Persons With Disabilities (17 Mar 2012)

Invitation to Submission of Memorandum BANGKIT 2012 to SUHAKAM and Forum on Persons With Disabilities (17 Mar 2012)






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Circular No 055/2012
Dated 13 Mar 2012

To all Members of the Malaysian Bar

Invitation to Submission of Memorandum BANGKIT 2012 to SUHAKAM and 

Forum on Persons With Disabilities (17 Mar 2012) 

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities ("CRPD") was ratified by Malaysia in 2010.  However, it does not appear that much has been done to improve the plight of persons with disabilities in Malaysia since then.

In a bid to increase awareness regarding the rights of persons with disabilities in Malaysia, the Persons With Disabilities Working Group ("PWDWG") of the Bar Council Human Rights Committee ("BCHRC") is spearheading Gerakan Bersama Kebangkitan OKU ("BANGKIT") 2012.  The first programme under BANGKIT 2012 is the submission of Memorandum BANGKIT 2012 to the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia ("SUHAKAM").  In conjunction with the submission of Memorandum BANGKIT 2012, we are also organising a forum that will serve as a platform for persons with disabilities organisations to voice their grievances and hopes for the future.

The details of the event are as follows:

Date:               17 Mar 2012 (Saturday)
Time:              2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Venue:            Raja Aziz Addruse Auditorium (First Floor), Bar Council
                       No 15 Leboh Pasar Besar, 50050 Kuala Lumpur

The tentative programme for the event is as follows:
Time
Agenda
2:00 pm to 2:20 pm Registration
2:20 pm to 2:25 pm Welcome Remarks
2:25 pm to 2:40 pm Opening Speech by Steven Thiru
Treasurer of the Malaysian Bar
2:40 pm to 3:30 pm Speeches by Representatives of Persons With Disabilities Organisations on:
  • Hearing Disabilities;
  • Learning Disabilities;
  • Physical Disabilities; and
  • Visual Disabilities.
Speeches from Academicians and/or Family Members of Persons With Disabilities
3:30 pm to 3:50 pm Speech by Mohammad Faizal Che Yusof
Chairperson of PWDWG
3:50 pm to 3:55 pm Submission of Memorandum BANGKIT 2012 to SUHAKAM
3:55 pm to 4:00 pm Closing Remarks by Andrew Khoo
Chairperson of BCHRC

It is time that issues affecting persons with disabilities are given serious attention by the Government and other stakeholders in Malaysia!  Come join us to support the cause!

Admission is free.  For further information or to register, please contact Satha Selvan Subramaniam (03-2050 2092) or Adilah Ariffin (03-2050 2091; adilah@malaysianbar.org.my).

Thank you.

Andrew Khoo
Chairperson
Human Rights Committee



This circular may also be accessed here.





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