KJ picked as World Health Assembly veep

KUALA LUMPUR: Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin (pic) was appointed as one of the five vice-presidents of the 75th World Health Assembly which is ongoing in Geneva, Switzerland. Khairy was appointed along with candidates representing four other countries, namely Bulgaria, Indonesia, Togo and the United States.

The video of the announcement was shared by the Health Ministry to the local media last Saturday evening.

Meanwhile, Bernama reported that the adviser to Health Minister, Dimishtra Sittampalam, confirmed Khairy’s appointment via a tweet.

“He will represent the Western Pacific region. This region consists of 37 countries and represents more than one-quarter of the world’s population,” he said.

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