Time Orang Asli are treated with respect

LETTER | It is regrettable that we have to learn from tragedy. The deaths of several villagers from the Orang Asli Bateq tribe in Gua Musang, Kelantan including the death of a toddler from a measles outbreak could have been prevented had more effective, structured vaccination programmes been carried out. It was learnt that the…

Strategies to help Orang Asli

THE announcement by the Health Ministry that it was measles which killed 15 Orang Asli from the Kuala Koh Bateq community reveals the healthcare situation for our indigenous people, “Mystery solved: It is measles” (The Star, June 18). During the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960), many Orang Asli villages were moved into settlements on the fringes of…

Outbreak is a ‘wake-up’ call

PUTRAJAYA: The common measles, combined with a fragile im­mune system and severe malnutrition, have been cited in the possible deaths of 15 Orang Asli of Kampung Kuala Koh in Gua Musang, says the Health Ministry. But health authorities are concerned that only a handful of the Orang Asli have received the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccination needed…

Berita MPA Newsletter May 2019

Assalamualaikum and Salam Sejahtera to esteemed members of MPA! Friends and Colleagues, 10 April 2019 marks the ONE year anniversary of the fresh, new look MPA website, mpaeds.my. Over the last one year, I am delighted to see that the new MPA website received thousands of visitors per month, many folds more than the usual…