ACCORDING TO THE Department of Social Welfare Malaysia, disability is listed into seven separate categories. These are hearing, visual, speech, physical, learning, mental and other/multiple disabilities.
The community of registered disabled persons made up 1.6% of Penang’s total population in 2018. Persons with physical disabilities was, by far, the biggest group of registered disabled persons, totaling up to 41.2% (11,557 persons) (Figure 1). The group with learning disabilities, with 8,376 persons registered, formed the second biggest proportion of 29.9%. The two smallest percentages (of a specific disability) belonged to those with mental disabilities (6.2%; 1,742 persons) and speech disabilities (0.4%; 102 ...
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