I had wanted to post a different entry this morning but as I was going through today’s newspapers, I stumbled upon this piece of news that deserves immediate attention.
Disabled rep among 24 new city councillors in MBPJ
By DEBBIE CHAN and TAN KARR WEI
THE Petaling Jaya City Council will have, for the first time, representation from the disabled community on its board of councillors.
Animal Assisted Therapy for the Disabled and Elderly Association president Anthony Thanasayan is one of the 24 newly chosen councillors for the MBPJ.
Anthony has been fighting for the rights of the disabled community for years and his selection as a city councillor will definitely enhance the cause of the disabled in PJ.
Never mind the detractors, the Selangor State Government led by Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim do care!
Anthony, a wheelchair-user himself, has always been fighting for the rights of the disabled community and with his inclusion as one of the decision-making councilors will certainly to give the disabled community the much-needed booster to take us to a greater heights.
Congrats, Mr T. I’m sure all our wheel-comrades will be grinning from ear to ear to hear of this appointment. Its been long overdue but finally the powers-that-be had some sense in them to distribute their authority to be put in good use.