KUCHING: Private and public universities in Malaysia have been urged to build more facilities for people with disabilities (PWDs).

Sarawak Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) commissioner Dr Madeline Berma (pic) said, “We should take the rights of the disabled seriously. There is no denying that in public places, there are facilities for this group but they are not complete for all categories of people with disabilities.


“For Malaysian universities, especially in Sarawak, we need these facilities.” She told reporters at the Suhakam Office here recently that there were disabled students as well as disabled lecturers.

“We want a safe and convenient place for them because it is a right that they can claim as human beings. We need to provide facilities for the disabled in the restrooms and libraries, too,” added Madeline.