Malaysia Country Report to World Blind Union Asia Pacific, General Assembly, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Population as at 18th June, 2018 stands at 32,027,681. The total number of people with disabilities total about 430,000.00while the number of people affected by blindness (covering blind and vision impaired) stands at 43,000. It should be noted that the definition of blindness in Malaysia is a little different from that of the World Health … Read more

Read about the countries in our region

Each of the 22 countries in the Asia Pacific Region of WBU has its own page. The page for Malaysia has been updated with information about the country as well as descriptions of services available for blind people. Read about Malaysia here. The country reports from previous regional general assemblies are also available. When they … Read more

Uber Teams Up with National Council for the Blind Malaysia to Help the Visually-Impaired

KUALA LUMPUR: In a bid to expand e-hailing services to the visually-impaired, Uber Malaysia has partnered with the National Council for the Blind Malaysia (NCBM) to empower the blind with the independence to gain more mobility using the mobile application. Through the partnership, NCBM will not only organise special training sessions for driver-partners on how … Read more

Malaysia Country Report 2014

MALAYSIA COUNTRY Report 2014 (For presentation to the WBUAP Mid-Term Regional General Assembly, Hong Kong, November 2014).   Describe one or two recent highlights over the past two years.   1.1. The Traditional and Complementary Medicine Act 2013: To regulate and upgrade the provision of traditional medicines and complementary forms of health-care, which includes all … Read more

Report from Malaysia for the WBUAP Quadrennial General Assembly 2012

Moving forward from the Mid-Term General Assembly in October 2010, the National Council for the Blind Malaysia (NCBM) together with its member-organisations continue to organise programmes and activities highlighting the achievements and challenges faced by the blind and vision impaired in Malaysia and the Region. I will attempt to report some of the programmes and … Read more