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Minister: Kuala Koh villagers' immunity compromised

Ng Xiang Yi
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Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad said today that the Orang Asli in Kampung Kuala Koh – which has seen a disease outbreak afflict half its population – are immunocompromised as a result of malnourishment.

Dzulkefly said the matter was discussed in an emergency meeting chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, and that the government would dispatch the necessary supplements and supplies to the area...

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