The Effectiveness of Law Relating to Educational Right of Children with Disabilities in Malaysia

Authors

  • Muhammad Fikri Othman Faculty of Law, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Cawangan Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Nur Ezan Rahmat Faculty of Law, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Shah Alam, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i15.2484

Keywords:

Children with disabilities; educational right; the effectiveness of the law

Abstract

There are about 4.86 million persons with disabilities (PwDs) in Malaysia but only 1.58 per cent of them registered with the Malaysian Department of Social Welfare. The factor that must be taken into consideration to improve the quality of life of PwDs in Malaysia is their educational right since education is very important to someone’s life, including children with disabilities. This paper discusses the effectiveness of the law relating to the educational right of children with disabilities in Malaysia through current laws and policies. Suggestions are also provided to improve the effectiveness of laws relating to their educational right.

Keywords: Children with disabilities; educational right; the effectiveness of the law

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i15.2484

Published

2020-12-24

How to Cite

Othman, M. F., & Rahmat, N. E. (2020). The Effectiveness of Law Relating to Educational Right of Children with Disabilities in Malaysia . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(15), 275-280. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i15.2484