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PETALING JAYA: Nutritionists have lauded the Education Ministry’s encouragement to parents and teachers to provide free food for poor pupils in smaller schools without canteens as part of the Supplementary Food Programme (RMT).Nutrition Society of Malaysia president Dr Tee E. Siong said it is good to get parents involved as it will increase their awareness on what is important and healthy for their children.
KUALA LUMPUR: An additional 4,000 pupils are being served free food in primary schools following the launch of the much talked-about programme by the Education Ministry.
China’s programmes over the last four decades have helped lift some 700 million of its population out of the clutches of extreme hardship.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia needs to look beyond household income and analyse factors like access to clean water, healthcare, and job opportunities when defining poverty, say experts.
KUALA LUMPUR: The government is willing to review the definition of the National Poverty Line (NPL) which will provide a more accurate picture of the issue of poverty in Malaysia, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
KUALA LUMPUR: The government is ready to review the definition of the National Poverty Line (NPL), says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.