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OKU Sentral president Senator Datuk Ras Adiba Radzi leaving a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train during her tour of MRT stations to observe its facilities for disabled persons, at MRT Kampung Batu station in Kuala Lumpur, on July 15, 2022. — Picture by BERNAMA

Disabled persons to enjoy free transport services soon — Minister

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 18 — Persons with disabilities (PwD) will soon enjoy free transport services, Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said.

She said Transport Minister Anthony Loke has agreed to this.

However, the mechanism to provide free rides for the group will need to be looked into, Nancy added.

She said the PwD group currently is entitled to a 50 per cent fare discount, but not many are benefiting from it.

“I spoke to the Minister (Loke) on this matter and in principle, he has agreed to the proposal,” Nancy told reporters after officiating at a town hall session on Child Services (Protection and Rehabilitation) organised by the Social Welfare Department here today.

The Transport Ministry will decide on the date of implementation.

In a Twitter post just before the Cabinet meeting today, Nancy said she discussed with Loke the possibility of providing free rides to PwDs who use Light Rail Transit (LRT), Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), and stage bus services.

— Bernama

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