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“Apologize Right Now” Says Ras Adiba After Vids Of Locals Mocking OKU Went Viral

“Apologize Right Now” Says Ras Adiba After Vids Of Locals Mocking OKU Went Viral

In two separate incidents, shameful Malaysians pretended to be disabled people and used facilities reserved for the disabled community.

Adeline Leong

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It was only a week ago when the disabled community had to fight for visibility on the International Day of Disabled Persons 2021 or widely known as the World Disability Day.

READ MORE: “Celebrating Batik Day On World Disability Day Marginalises OKU Community” Netizens Say

Once again, a few shameful Malaysians showed how a number of us do not respect the disabled community at all.

On 8 December, a video that showed two female cyclists pretending to be disabled persons for fun using the toilet for the disabled went viral.

It’s a wonder why the cyclists and a friend of theirs who recorded them thought it was a smart and right thing to do for fun.

One of the women in the video has since issued a public apology on her personal Instagram. However, some netizens said the woman’s Instagram has been set to private.

In her apology, she claimed they didn’t have the intention to mock or ridicule the disabled community and once again asked for forgiveness from everyone.

A second case went viral

In a separate case, two male youths pretended to be disabled persons in order to park at the disabled parking in a shopping mall.

According to Astro Awani, OKU Sentral President Senator Datuk Ras Adiba Radzi said the youths in question mocked the plight of the disabled community.

We’re already struggling and looked down on by everyone. [Now] everyone is using our reserved facilities. We’ll all be disabled one day. Don’t ever make light or make fun of us. Please apologize to the disabled community.

OKU Sentral President Senator Datuk Ras Adiba Radzi said in a video

Netizens voiced their disappointment for the behaviours shown.

A few of them shared their experiences proving how the disabled community and their loved ones are not getting the right support.

However, one of the netizens tried to rationalize the behaviour of the two male teens and said one of them is really part of the disabled community.

Another netizen replied and said it still doesn’t justify the kind of behaviour shown.

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