Time to declare obesity as a national threat

THE Small and Medium Enterprises Association of Malaysia (Samenta) and the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) have raised the alarm about the worrying state of obesity in Malaysia, as revealed by the National Health and Morbidity Survey 2023.

Samenta president Datuk William Ng said employers “could encourage their employees to eat healthily”, and recommended that they reward “employees for keeping to their ideal weight or BMI (body mass index).”

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