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Harapan health committee warns of looming mental illness crisis in Malaysia
Published:  Jul 11, 2021 3:23 PM
Updated: 7:23 AM

The Pakatan Harapan Health Committee has urged the federal government to prioritise mental health measures and implement the necessary policy solutions to avert another crisis amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

The committee cited Bukit Aman Criminal Investigations Department (CID) director Abdul Jalil Hassan as saying that police recorded 468 suicide cases in Malaysia in the first five months this year, up from an annual total of 631 cases in 2020 and 609 in 2019.

“This means three deaths by suicide...

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