In Malaysia, it is mandatory that all public buildings must provide facilities for disabled persons. In Sep. 20th 1990, an amendment was made to the Uniform Building Bylaws (UBBL) at the 35th National Council of Local Government (NCLG).
The amendment, namely 34A in UBBL, makes it compulsory for buildings to provide access to enable disabled persons to get into, out of and within the buildings. Buildings already built before the commencement of this by-law must be altered to comply with the by-law within 3 years from the date of commencement.
Under National Constitution article 95A, the provision of NCLG is binding on all state governments. By-law 34A of the UBBL was gazetted in the State of Penang on Nov. 11th 1993. (State Gazette No. Pg. P.U 26).
The following is the full text of bylaws 34A of the UBBL:
LIST OF STATE GAZETTE NOTIFICATION ON AMENDMENT TO
UBBL 1984 ON BUILDING REQUIREMENTS FOR
|No.||State||Gazette Date||Gazetted Document|
|1||Perlis||3 March 1994||PS. P.U.2|
|2||Kedah||30 November 1992||-|
|3||Pulau Pinang||11 November 1993||Pg. P.U.26|
|4||Perak||13 May 1994||Pk. P.U.26|
|5||Selangor||20 January 1994||Sel. C.U.95|
|6||Negeri Sembilan||31 January 1991||N.S.P.U.1|
|7||Melaka||22 May 1996||-|
|8||Johor||7 May 1992||J.P.U.14|
|9||Pahang||28 March 1996||-|
|10||Terengganu||15 December 1993||-|
|11||Kelantan||3 July 1992||Kn. P.U. 5/92|
|12||Wilayah Persekutuan||13 August 1993||P.U.A. 305/92|