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Ministries issue prakas allowing disabled to test for driver’s licences

The government, through three relevant ministries, issued an inter-ministerial prakas allowing disabled people to have the right to legally get a driver’s licence, with the overall goal of promoting the rights of disabled people to drive vehicles in Cambodia. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministries-issue-prakas-allowing-disabled-test-drivers-licences

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

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

Child centre’s chief arrested

Four children were removed yesterday from Bethel Children’s Home of Cambodia and the centre’s director was arrested in Chhbar Ampov following a complaint alleging child abuse and neglect, including forced labour and sexually inappropriate conduct.​ ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/child-centres-chief-arrested

Disability Groups Put Focus on Speech Therapy

The government’s Disability Action Council (DAC) on Monday announced that it would be including speech therapy in its strategic plan for the next four years to address the problem of speech and swallowing disorders. DAC Secretary-General Em Chan Makara said the decision comes after research, conducted ...

Lauren Crothers
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/disability-groups-put-focus-on-speech-therapy-49400/

Disability Services to Be Rolled Out in Provinces

Cambodia will on Tuesday introduce measures intended to better serve disabled people living in the provinces and will hold its first workshop on the draft of a new five-year plan to improve disability services, the government said at an annual meeting of members to the ...

Zsombor Peter
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/disability-services-to-be-rolled-out-in-provinces-48641/

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