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Traditional, not scientific


THANK you to The Star for the front-page report headlined “Medicine or menace” (Nov 26) and the following stories by Mei Mei Chu.

Over the years when public healthcare was growing, the Health Ministry and Malaysian doctors made strong efforts to educate the public, especially the Malay population, against the use of bomoh, unregistered midwives and other types of native medicines. Slowly, there seemed to be greater acceptance of scientific medicine by the public including the Malays. Your stories suggest that the needle is probably turning back.

   

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