Putrajaya must admit there are stunted kids for problem to be resolved, says economist

Source: The Malaysian Insight

STUNTED Malaysian children is a real problem that Putrajaya must admit rather than ignore, said an economist whose recent survey had uncovered a high number of malnourished children in low-cost housing projects..

DM Analytics managing director and chief economist Muhammed Abdul Khalid said Putrajaya needed to acknowledge the problem if it was to be resolved.

“We have a problem with the poor. If we are not going to acknowledge it, we are not going to solve it,” he said at a forum organised by Buku Jalanan today.

He said it was a shame that even the most highly placed leaders were turning a blind eye on the growing epidemic. Read more