UNDANG-UNDANG BERKENAAN ORANG KURANG UPAYA: SATU ANALISIS PERKEMBANGAN PERUNDANGAN DI MALAYSIA
Various initiatives have been taken by the government to improve the lives of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Malaysia. This assistance commenced long before the country gained independence, with the establishment of special schools for the PWDs to help them live in harmony with other able-bodied individuals. Malaysia's commitment to helping the PWDs is seen when the government ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) on July 19, 2010 and also signed the Proclamation on the Full Participation and Equality of People with Disabilities in the Asia and Pacific Region on May 16, 1994. The support and welfare of the PWDs in Malaysia reached its climax with the enactment of the Persons with Disabilities Act 2008, which came into force on July 7, 2008. The Persons with Disabilities Act Act 2008, directly and indirectly, demonstrates Malaysia's commitment to helping the PWDs. Hence, this article will examine and critically discuss the development of legislation on the PWDs in Malaysia. This is due to the fact that the law is an important component of realizing the desire to see the PWDs be treated fairly with other able-bodied persons.