A physically challenged man was told he could not enter the gym.
Being healthy and going to the gym is a lifestyle that many Malaysians are adapting too. However, recently a Twitter user known as @afqazman shared his bitter experience of not being allowed in the gym due to his condition of being in a wheelchair.
In the complaint which was in the form of a video, a lady was seen telling the man that she was worried for his safety.
However, the man mentioned that they knew the limits and worked out accordingly.
He also shared his disappointment of how the society is still treating disabled people and urged the government to investigate it and he mentioned that the other person in the video wearing a blue shirt is also disabled.
First time aku p gym yang x benarkan OKU masuk….— Jason King (@afqazmann) March 1, 2023
Saya rasa sungguh kecewa dengan segelintir masyarat kita yg masih bersikap diskriminasi terhadap golongan OKU
Mohon ambik cakna tentang isu sebegini @n_izzah @SenatorRasAdiba @AbdMydin
Other Twitter users shared their concerns as well. One of them pointed out that it should be free for disabled people.
Bodoh gym ni. Normally free entry for OKU.— call me KAY (@Syakirrzk) March 2, 2023
Another netizen said that a staff should be placed to monitor and care for the disabled people who come to the gym.
Rather than saying it’s dangerous bla², why not put a staff to monitor them. Show you care n in turn inviting more people to come. Now dah name, bad review sure kena.— Fizal (@fizal_buggerz) March 2, 2023
Meanwhile, a comment from the gym owner later surfaced on Twitter, however it can’t be independently verified as it can’t be found on Google Review, where the comment was allegedly posted.
Gym owner jawab balik tanpa rasa bersalah dan tak peduli orang boikot Gym. Minta campur tangan YB @hannahyeoh @AdamAdli @SenatorRasAdiba ajar mereka polisi diskriminasi berkenaan OKU! pic.twitter.com/Nzo8aPgeJt— brothermuin 🇯🇴🇲🇾 (@brothermuin) March 2, 2023