About Us

Malaysia Independent Living Association for Disabled (MILAD)

MILAD is a non-profit organization founded by a group of disabled persons to assist people with disabilities in achieving Independent Living, regardless of their background, race, or religion.

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Our Story

Initiated by a group of people with disabilities and with the help of Pastor Sia Siew Chin, MILAD was established on 2/11/2017 and registered with the Registry of Societies bearing Registration No. (PPM-005-10-02112017), with its center located in Petaling Jaya SS3.


With proper training and the required assistance provided, we believe people with disabilities are able to attain independent living.

 

Independent living is having opportunities to make decisions that affect one's life, being able to pursue activities of one's choice, able to exert control and responsibility for one’s own life; whether at home, at work, or as a member of the community - limited only in the same ways that the non-disabled are limited.

Vision

Establish a society that embraces the concept of Independent Living which promotes disabled people full inclusion and participation in the community, wherein the disabled people are given the same life opportunities and the same choices in everyday life that the non-disabled people take for granted.

Goal

To train, equip and empower the people with disabilities to live independently, and at the same time advocate for equal rights and opportunities for them. We strive toward creating awareness so that the general public will have the right perspective toward disability and people with disabilities, and hence able to help transform the society to allow full inclusion and participation at every possible level by the disabled people.

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Meet The Team

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Independent Living Model

We believe that our vision above can become a reality through the principles of Independent Living. Independent Living is a philosophy, a way of looking at society and disability, and a movement of disabled people working for equal opportunities, self-determination, self-respect, and full inclusion and participation in the community. Independent Living movement is evolved through self organisation of the disabled people. By this collective actions, solutions to individually experienced barriers are developed. The movement recognises that many disabled people will not manage to achieve independence on their own as the system we live in puts too many obstacles in the way.

In understanding the Independent Living philosophy, we recognize that disability must be tackled holistically. All aspects of exclusion must be addressed. Using the Independent Living Model, the following basic needs are identified:

Meet The Team

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Sia Siew Chin

President

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Sam Foong Lan

Secretary

Muha Aziz

Vice President

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Ang Tiau Koh

Committee Member

Ong Chin Kok

Treasurer

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Dr. Lim Tien Hong

Committee Member

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Rozana Mail

Committee Member