Disabled persons

Disabled persons policy and administration

‘Disabled people worst hit by natural disasters’

Speaking at a workshop entitled Disability Inclusion into Climate Change in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, Jolly, who is the climate change adaptation consultant at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), requested the government to consider the difficulties facing people with disabilities when drafting government policy ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/disabled-people-worst-hit-natural-disasters

Joint directive to benefit disabled persons

The Ministries of Land Management and Social Affairs yesterday issued a joint directive requiring all buildings to accommodate those with physical disabilities by building infrastructure such as wheelchair ramps and allocating parking spaces.​ ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50563916/joint-directive-to-benefit-disabled-persons-2/

Employers under disabled job scrutiny

Employers – public and private – which do not meet their obligations to take on disabled people are to face cash penalties, the Social Affairs Ministry says. Ministry secretary of state Sem Sokha said yesterday that for the first time the government had prepared guidance on ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5087987/employers-disabled-job-scrutiny/

More needed for disabled: NGO

At a workshop to commemorate the eighth anniversary of the Law on the Protection and the Promotion of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, executive director of the Cambodian Disabled People’s Organisation Ngin Saorath decried the lack of progress on equal treatment of disabled people ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/39938/more-needed-for-disabled--ngo/

Ministries discuss long-promised handicap accessibility

Officials from the ministries of social affairs and urban planning met with the Disability Action Council (DAC) on Monday to discuss issuing a prakas to standardise long-promised handicap accessibility in public buildings, according to a Facebook post by DAC. ...

Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministries-discuss-long-promised-handicap-accessibility

Disabled deserve jobs: gov’t

The Ministry of Social Affairs yesterday once again called on the Kingdom’s employers to hire the disabled, something mandated in a widely ignored 2010 sub-decree. ...

Sen David and Cristina Maza
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/disabled-deserve-jobs-govt

Disabled performers back on city’s streets

Two weeks after police rounded up blind and disabled performers begging for money on streets around Phnom Penh in a bid to prevent traffic congestion, the performers were back on the streets on Wednesday, defiantly defending their right to earn their keep. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/disabled-performers-back-on-citys-streets-115425/

UN program to help disabled

The ninth session of the Conference of the State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) took place at UN headquarters in New York last week. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26286/un-program-to-help-disabled/

Pilot project for disabled in Pailin to spread

Pailin province will be ground zero for a Ministry of Social Affairs’ pilot project that will offer 20,000 riel stipends monthly to poor, disabled citizens, according to ministry officials. The funds will be distributed to citizens for set amounts of time based on their level ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21618/pilot-project-for-disabled-in-pailin-to-spread/

Premier fed up with insensitive remarks about eye

Prime Minister Hun Sen, who lost an eye fighting for the Khmer Rouge during the April 1975 battle for Phnom Penh, is sick and tired of being called “a blind eye guy”. ...

Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/premier-fed-insensitive-remarks-about-eye

Gov to give drivers licenses to people with disabilities

Em Chan Makara, president of the Disability Action Council (DAC), told reporters that his group will issue drivers licenses for people with disabilities in conjunction with the government. The council will also discuss appropriate vehicles for disabled people with other stakeholders. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/18828/gov-to-give-drivers-licenses-to-people-with-disabilities/

Experts say gov’t all talk, no action on support for disabled

Marking the Cambodian Day of Persons with Disabilities on Monday, Deputy Prime Minister Men Sam An encouraged all government ministries to make an effort to employ more people with disabilities, though experts say the government should be more proactive. ...

Khy Sovuthy and Taylor O'Connell
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/xperts-say-govt-all-talk-no-action-on-support-for-disabled-102332/

More than 3,940 disabled persons have been employed at 40 ministries and institutions

For the celebration of upcoming International Day of Persons with Disabilities that will be held on Thursday, Prime Minister calls for all state and private institutions to employ persons with disabilities to help promote their livelihood. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/more-than-3940-disabled-persons-have-been-employed-at-40-ministries-and-institutions-9088

Ramp plan for public areas gets gov’t push

In efforts to improve conditions for its disabled citizens, the government yesterday announced that it plans to order the installation of ramps and access signs at all public places. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ramp-plan-public-areas-gets-govt-push

Airline shifts blame for ‘disabled’ fee

The Disability Action Council (DAC) said yesterday it would conduct an investigation of Bassaka Airlines and the Cambodian Airport Management Service Ltd (CAMS) to determine whether a $240 surcharge for a wheelchair-bound passenger qualifies as discrimination under the country’s disability law. ...

Jonathan Cox
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/16267/airline-shifts-blame-for----disabled----fee/

Outrage over boarding charges

A government minister has threatened legal action, and disability groups are up in arms, after a small Cambodian airline forced a disabled passenger to pay $240 on top of her ticket price for help getting on and off an aircraft.Bassaka Air has admitted demanding the ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/outrage-over-boarding-charges

Krousar Thmey requests media to help encourage parents to send disabled kids to school

General Director of Krousar Thmey Herve Roqueplan had asked minister of information Khieu Kanharith to help encouraging private-run and state-run media to bring on air a video clip, encouraging parents to send their disabled kids to school. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/krousar-thmey-requests-media-to-help-encourage-parents-to-send-disabled-kids-to-school-8895

Gov’t ramping up plan for tourist-site access

A push is on to mandate handicapped-accessible ramps at the Kingdom’s tourist attractions, a member of the government’s Disability Action Council (DAC) said yesterday. ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-ramping-plan-tourist-site-access

Cambodia’s election body to make the disabled a priority in next elections

Cambodia’s National Election Committee (NEC) will make the disabled a top priority in political participation and include related policy in the country’s new election law to ensure them equality in the next nationwide elections, an agency official said. ...

Tha Thai
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/election-body-to-make-the-disabled-a-priority-in-next-elections-08112015151825.html

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