KUALA LUMPUR: People with disabilities (PwD) will soon have their own online platform to display and sell their handmade crafts, Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Harun announced.
Said the platform, to be developed by the ministry, aimed to provide alternative platform for the group to generate a means of income as well as to make a name for themselves along the way.
“We are currently in the planning stages of the platform’s development and while this continues to work, we are also planning to meet existing e-merchants and discuss about having something moving in this direction as soon as possible.
“I am certain that many PwD would benefit from this platform as there are many of them who have wonderful talents which can be easily transformed into means of income,” she told reporters during a visit to a PwD’s sanctuary at Taman Sinar Harapan Ziyad Zolkefli here today.
The minister said more details on the platform would be announced later.
Commenting on the recent viral incident involving a woman who claimed she was sexually harassed by a policeman when stopped at a roadblock, Rina said a specific legislation related to sexual harassment was currently underway.
She also advised women who are dealing with sexual harassment to be fearless and not be afraid to reach out for help.
Apart from reaching out to the ministry’s channel through Talian Kasih, she urged the victims to take cautionary measures such as to record such incidents and to always carry safety gears such as pepper spray. – Bernama
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