Malaysia leprosy colony to turn into museum

With all patients cured, plans are afoot to turn colony into centre of tolerance and enlightenment.

    The last residents of what was the world's second largest leprosy colony are looking to its future as centre of tolerance and enlightenment but with some trepidation.

    All of its former patients are cured of the disease but they say a stigma still remains. Now they hope to establish a museum in its place to educate people about the disease.

    Al Jazeera's Stephanie Scawen reports from Sung-ai Buloh, Malaysia.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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