Realiti Rakyat: Kanak-kanak masih dibelenggu isu malnutrisi (People’s Reality: Children are still plagued by malnutrition)
Published 24 August 2020; Produced by Astro Awani
The National Health and Morbidity Survey 2019 found that 21.8% of Malaysian children below the age of 5 are affected by stunting. This is an increase from similar surveys done in 2011 and 2015 (16.6% and 17.7% respectively). The survey also shows that stunting is not only found in low income households but also amongst the affluent.
Derek Kok, Research Analyst at JCI, speaks to Astro Awani on this issue.