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Country Background

According to the sensus in 2015, it showed that the total population in Malaysia is 30,331,000 people. According UNESCAP SDD to the 2015 nearly 1.3% of the country’s population is persons with disabilities, thus there are an estimated minimum of 359,203 people with disabilities living in Malaysia.

According to Tiun Ling Ta, Lee Lay Wah, Khoo Suet Leng : “Employment of People with Disabilities in the Northern States of Peninsular Malaysia Employers’ Perspective” from School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia on 2011, These data are incomplete as registration of persons with disabilities in Malaysia is not compulsory, and is done only on a voluntary basis. In addition, the data are not up to date, as the names of those who have died are not deleted from the main record.

A card is issued to registrants with disabilities as evidence for their entitlement to benefits provided by the government, such as disability allowances, educational accommodation, income tax deductions and others benefits stated by the government.

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