The government, organisations or individuals who are concerned about people with disability should try to create or consider employment opportunities for this group during the recovery MCO phase. Earlier the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhiyiddin Yassin through the PENJANA had focused on the one-off focus on the disabled and single mothers in early June.
The Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana) shows that the government wants to reach out to the most vulnerable in Malaysia, especially persons with disabilities, single mothers and youth. Among progressive measures in the plan include monetary incentives of RM800 per month for up to 6 months for companies hiring jobless individuals up to 40 years of age who would additionally benefit from comprehensive reskilling and up-skilling programmes.
The last three months have been very trying for visually disabled waiter Marcos Joel. “Since our restaurant is not operational, there is no salary but just an allowance of RM600 monthly which my employer says will be paid to us until November this year, ’’ said Marcos, who has a degree in broadcasting and journalism.