Persons with Disabilities in Numbers

By Yeong Pey Jung

May 2020 STATES OF REFORM
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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...

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Yeong Pey Jung

is a senior analyst with the Socioeconomics and Statistics Programme at Penang Institute. She is a reading enthusiast and is surgically attached to her Kindle.