Cambodia's Prime Minister Makes Plan to Help the Disabled

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Cambodia's Prime Minister Makes Plan to Help the Disabled

Post by General Mackevili » Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:22 am

He's a good guy. Always looking out for the disadvantaged here in the Kingdom. I bet it will be complete in 2 years.

PHNOM PENH, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister HE on Thursday launched a five-year national disability strategic plan (2014-2018) with an aim to improve the living standard and to promote the rights of the persons with disabilities.

"The strategic plan, consisting of ten goals, is the necessary foundation and backbone to uplift the situation of disabled persons in Cambodia," the prime minister said at the launching ceremony, which was attended by about 3,000 persons with disabilities.

He said the goals include poverty reduction, equitable healthcare, judicial service, elimination of discrimination, education, freedom of expression, participation in politics, public transport and communication means, assurance of gender equity, and strengthening and expansion of international cooperation for disabled persons.

"This plan outlines a vision to enhance the life quality of persons with disabilities and their families and enable them to participate on an equal footing in society," he said. "I am strongly convinced that this plan is a dynamic policy tool helping address disability issues."

Vong Sauth, minister of social affairs, veterans and youth rehabilitation, said the country has about 301,629 persons with disabilities, equivalent to 2.06 percent of the total population of 14.67 million.

"Disability in Cambodia is a challenge that needs strong attention, as it causes loss to the national budget, impacts on the socio-economic position and the livelihood of people," he said.

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Re: Cambodia's Prime Minister Makes Plan to Help the Disable

Post by vladimir » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:27 am

I hope I'm eligible under the financially disabled umbrella.
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Re: Cambodia's Prime Minister Makes Plan to Help the Disable

Post by Milord » Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:39 am

I wonder if Expats Qualify for Mental Disability ??? :lol:
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Re: Cambodia's Prime Minister Makes Plan to Help the Disable

Post by StroppyChops » Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:45 pm

vladimir wrote:I hope I'm eligible under the financially disabled umbrella.
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Re: Cambodia's Prime Minister Makes Plan to Help the Disable

Post by Milord » Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:56 pm

I'm sure they'll get a free bus/truck ride out of PP to a facility, not of their liking. :whip:
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Re: Cambodia's Prime Minister Makes Plan to Help the Disable

Post by vladimir » Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:58 pm

taranis wrote:It will be interesting what actually comes out of this, cant see the disabled being given much, maybe I am just being negative?
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Re: Cambodia's Prime Minister Makes Plan to Help the Disable

Post by Anchor Moy » Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:56 am

General Mackevili wrote:He's a good guy. Always looking out for the disadvantaged here in the Kingdom. I bet it will be complete in 2 years.
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He said the goals include poverty reduction, equitable healthcare, judicial service, elimination of discrimination, education, freedom of expression, participation in politics, public transport and communication means, assurance of gender equity, and strengthening and expansion of international cooperation for disabled persons.
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Not sure which of these laudable aims is the most outstanding - however, "equitable healthcare" seems to be in place already, justice for all as well, but what is "public transport"?

Lol, and the able-bodied will soon be demanding the same rights...
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Re: Cambodia's Prime Minister Makes Plan to Help the Disable

Post by Garry.Crabtree » Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:11 am

Actually its the law for every company to employ a number of disabled people. I'm not sure of the exact number but I think its 2 or 3% of the workforce have to be people with disabilities. Unfortunately, the law wasn't very well thought though and its never been enforced.
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Re: Cambodia's Prime Minister Makes Plan to Help the Disable

Post by vladimir » Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:22 am

Garry.Crabtree wrote:Actually its the law for every company to employ a number of disabled people. I'm not sure of the exact number but I think its 2 or 3% of the workforce have to be people with disabilities. Unfortunately, the law wasn't very well thought though and its never been enforced.
Cambodia actually has quite a progressive labour law.

Now all they need to do is enforce it.
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