Morsjaya PDK urged to survey need for centre to cater to children with autism

Alah (fourth left) presenting a memento to Lee during the fundraising dinner while others look on.

By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, Sept 11: Morsjaya Community-Based Rehabilitation Centre (PDK) has been told to conduct comprehensive surveys concerning children diagnosed with autism in Miri especially in the southern part of the city.

“This would be the most important step in the collection of any information to establish a centre in Morsjaya catering to special needs children with autism for the southern part of the city,” disclosed Minister of Transport Sarawak Dato Sri Lee Kim Shin last night.

Lee was responding to Morsjaya PDK chairman Alah Imang’s request for the government to set up such a centre in Morsjaya during its fundraising dinner at a hotel here.

“The surveys’ outcome would help us to get important data on how many autistic children in the Miri city population, especially in the southern part of the city,” said Lee.

He added, it would also allow them to provide proper training for children with special needs.

“I feel that we need to know the exact number of autistic children in Miri, so that these children can benefit from it,” he opined.

During the dinner, Lee pledged a grant worth RM10,000 to Morsjaya PDK.

Also present were Miri Mayor Adam Yii Siew Sang who is also Pujut assemblymanm and Cr Karambir Singh who was representing Piasau assemblyman Datuk Sebastian Ting Chiew Yew. — DayakDaily