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

Kamles Kumar

It is a shame that even the most highly placed leaders are turning a blind eye on the growing epidemic of poor children experiencing stunted growth, says economist Muhammed Abdul Khalid at a forum in Kuala Lumpur, today. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Farhan Nazmi, March 26, 2018.

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.

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  • If stunted growth includes poor bone development/density then some overseas research indicates that, as for adults, kids should be given foods rich in Vitamin K2. K2 makes for stronger bones & teeth with less cavites in kids. It seems that K2 is less easily available than Vitamin K1. I myself recently started taking 1 of 2 Vitamin K2 supplement brands sold at the pharmacy. Older adults benefit from less bony calcium being deposited in artery linings and walls, and also less painful kidney stones. Over now for comments from food experts..

    Posted 1 year ago by MELVILLE JAYATHISSA

  • Opposition supporters can hurl all the criticisms they like at Putrajaya. BUT until they have answers to the issues they criticise they are nothing but hot air. Between them PH have an accumulation of many decades of political experience. But no answers to either the big or the small problems plaguing this nation. The fact that they have failed to build on Anwar’s weak manifesto (the most successful thing any opposition ever did) says it all. PH has proven to be an identical replica to BN and as such is TOTALLY WORTHLESS

    Posted 1 year ago by Dennis Da Menace