Despite Malaysia’s low poverty rate, the children in public housing face high rates of malnutrition. Photo: AFPDespite Malaysia’s low poverty rate, the children in public housing face high rates of malnutrition. Photo: AFP
Despite Malaysia’s low poverty rate, the children in public housing face high rates of malnutrition. Photo: AFP

Why are children going hungry in rich Malaysia?

A study by the UN children’s programme shows youths living in Malaysia’s US$30-a-month public housing units suffer more from stunting than those in Ghana – despite its GDP per capita being six times higher

Topic |   Malaysia
Despite Malaysia’s low poverty rate, the children in public housing face high rates of malnutrition. Photo: AFPDespite Malaysia’s low poverty rate, the children in public housing face high rates of malnutrition. Photo: AFP
Despite Malaysia’s low poverty rate, the children in public housing face high rates of malnutrition. Photo: AFP
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