Policy and Legislation: Malaysia

Policy and Legislation: Malaysia

*Note: Resources linked are in English and pdf or webpage format, unless stated otherwise.



Persons with Disabilities Act 2008 (PWD Act 2008) (English)

Mental Health Act 2001 (Act 615) (English)

Akta Kesihatan Mental 2001 (Bahasa Malaysia)

Education (Special Education) Regulations 2013 (Peraturan-Peraturan Pendidikan (Pendidikan Khas) 2013) – Available in both Bahasa Malaysia and English

Uniform Building By-Laws 1984 (English)


Policies and Code of Practice

Pelan Tindakan OKU 2016-2022 (Bahasa Malaysia)

Malaysian Education Blueprint 2013-2025 (English)

Pelan Pembangunan Pendidikan 2013-2025 (Bahasa Malaysia)

Pekeliling Pencapaian Dasar Satu Peratus Peluang Pekerjaan Dalam Perkhidmatan Awam Kepada Orang Kurang Upaya (Circular on Achieving 1% Employment in Civil Service Sector for Persons with Disabilities)

MS 1184:2004 Universal design and accessibility in the built environment - Code of practice (Second revision) – restricted to registered users of IIUM Repository

MS 1183:2015 Fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings - Code of practice (First revision)



Childhood Disability in Malaysia: a study of knowledge, attitudes, and practices – Full report in English

Graphic booklet is available in both Bahasa Malaysia and English

Status Report on Child Rights in Malaysia 2019 (English) – Section on children with disabilities on pages 65-69.


Malaysia's Ratification Status of UN Human Rights Treaties

UN Treaty Body Database: Malaysia