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Policy and Legislation: Malaysia

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Policy and Legislation: Malaysia

*Note: Resources linked are in English and pdf or webpage format, unless stated otherwise.

Persons with Disabilities Act 2008 (PWD Act 2008) (English)

Mental Health Act 2001 (Act 615) (English)

Akta Kesihatan Mental 2001 (Bahasa Malaysia)

Education (Special Education) Regulations 2013 (Peraturan-Peraturan Pendidikan (Pendidikan Khas) 2013) – Available in both Bahasa Malaysia and English

Uniform Building By-Laws 1984 (English)

Childhood Disability in Malaysia: a study of knowledge, attitudes, and practices – Full report in English

Graphic booklet is available in both Bahasa Malaysia and English

Status Report on Child Rights in Malaysia 2019 (English) – Section on children with disabilities on pages 65-69.

Status of Digital Rights in Malaysia: Focus on Persons with Disabilities, Older Persons, Children and Youth, a Civil Society Joint Submission for the 45th Session, 4th Cycle, Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review

  • Full report: pdfword
  • Annex I: Lived Experience Voices of Persons with Disabilities: pdfword

UN Treaty Body Database: Malaysia

Holistic Review of the Persons with Disabilities Act 2008: Essential to the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by Malaysian Bar

Establish new act and commission for persons with disabilities by Harapan OKU

Proposed Amendments to the Persons with Disabilities Act 2008 (One-page summary) by Mary Chen, Sangeet Kaur Deo, Dato’ Dr. Amar-Singh HSS, Anit Kaur Randhawa, Meera Samanther, San Yuen Wah, Sharifah Tahir, Wong Yoon Loong.

Reforming the Laws in Malaysia to Cater Better for Persons with Disabilities by Harapan OKU Law Reform Group