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Malaysia to waive public transport charges for people with disabilities

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By UMMUL IDRIS

KUALA LUMPUR- Malaysia will waive public transport charges for people with disabilities, an official said on Wednesday.

The move will benefit disabled users of public transport including for trains and buses, the Women, Family and Community Development Minister Nancy Shukri said in a brief statement following a cabinet meeting.

Nancy added that the decision has been made with the support of Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.

“(Loke) has agreed to this in principle and will think of the best mechanism to implement this,” she said, adding that the best mechanism to implement this is being decided on.

Prasarana Malaysia, a public transport infrastructure company which operates buses, Light Rail Transit and Mass Rapid Transit trains, previously said on average 23,527 and 26,762 disabled people use its bus and rail services, respectively, every month.  (Xinhua/NAN)

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