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Ministry reconfirms measles Orang Asli deaths, denies forced birth control claims

B Nantha Kumar
Published:  |  Modified:

After a spate of controversies involving the Health Ministry and Orang Asli communities over the past several months, the ministry had set up separate committees to investigate the matter.

One committee was to determine the cause of 16 mysterious Orang Asli deaths in Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang, while another investigated an allegation that Orang Asli women were coerced or misled into taking birth control medication.

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