People with disabilities losing jobs to technology


FOR the last 13 years, Mr Sulaiman Packeer Mohd has been sorting and cleaning those black headphone sets you used to find neatly packed in a clear bag on Singapore Airlines planes.His job is repetitive but it keeps his fingers nimble and his mind from wandering.

For his effort, Mr Sulaiman, who has intellectual disability and epilepsy, also takes home an allowance.Since 1991, Singapore Airlines (SIA) has contracted the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (Minds) to recycle its headsets by cleaning, testing and repacking them.

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