Dzulkefly: Internal inquiry set up to probe Orang Asli claims of forced birth control


KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry has set up an internal inquiry to investigate the allegations that Orang Asli women were given birth control treatment without their consent, says Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

The Health Minister said that that the inquiry was set up a couple of days ago and would be led by a family medicine specialist and the panel would include a matron, staff nurses and doctors.

"The inquiry will have three terms of reference – to investigate if the allegations are valid or baseless, to identify the weaknesses in family planning programme delivery to the Orang Asli and to propose improved delivery of the family planning programme," Dzulkefly told the press after launching the World Food Safety Day on Saturday (July 13).

On Tuesday (July 9), representatives from five Orang Asli villages submitted a memorandum to the government at the Parliament building here, claiming that birth control injections were administered to women in their communities.


   

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