The state of health of our nation

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  • Sunday, 30 Aug 2015

“For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future”. These are the wise words from arguably the most famous modern time President of the United States, John F Kennedy.

Of course, we can reflect on our own changes since the Independence. After fifty-eight years of freedom from the British rule, we had, of course experienced the trial and tribulations that shape our nation and consolidate our identity as Malaysians. Upon reflection, are we really comfortable to reveal our own mirror image as a nation? More importantly, what exactly is the state of health of the population? And where will we be heading?

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Dr George Lee

Dr George Lee

Dr George Lee is a consultant Urologist and Clinical Associate Professor whose professional interest is in men’s health. This column is a forum to help men debunk the myths and taboos on men’s issues that may be too “hard” to mention. You can send him questions at


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