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Quarantined Batek people allowed to return to Kuala Koh

The 173 measles-infected Orang Asli from the Batek tribe quarantined for 36 days at the temporary evacuation centre (PPS) in Taman Etnobotani in Gua Musang, Kelantan, returned to their respective homes in Kampung Kuala Koh yesterday evening. They were transported

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170 Orang Asli still at measles evacuation centre

GUA MUSANG: A total of 170 measles-infected Orang Asli people from the Batek tribe are still housed at the temporary evacuation centre in Taman Etnobotani. Gua Musang social welfare department officer Hizani Ibrahim said the evacuees, who had been sent

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Post – mortem can’t confirm Orang Asli deaths

PORT DICKSON: The results of post-mortems on the skeletal remnants of 12 Orang Asli in Kampung Kuala Koh, Kelantan cannot confirm the cause of deaths. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad said that the post-mortems were conducted on the 12

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Another Orang Asli patient admitted to Hulu Terengganu Hospital

KUALA TERENGGANU: Another Orang Asli patient was admitted to the Hulu Terengganu Hospital in Kuala Berang yesterday. According to Terengganu health director, Dr Mohd Jusoh, the 50-year-old woman from Kampung Sungai Berua was admitted after she came to the hospital

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Panelist rubbishes govt’s reason for deaths in Kg Kuala Koh

PETALING JAYA: A forum panelist rubbished the government’s revelation that the deaths of the 15 people of the Batek tribe in Kampung Kuala Koh in Gua Musang, Kelantan was due to measles. Senior dermatologist consultant Dr Steven Chow KS brushed

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JAKOA: Measles attack was a wake-up call for us

KUALA LUMPUR: The recent health crisis involving the Orang Asli community has been an eye-opening episode for many, as problems plaguing the community come to the surface, posing a question mark over what more needs to be done to improve

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Islamic council’s decision to bury Batek raises questions

PUCHONG: A Twitter user questioned the action of the Kelantan Islamic Council (Maik) in reaching the decision to bury 15 Batek people who died in Kuala Koh, Gua Musang, Kelantan in a single grave.  The decision was made after all

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Batek deaths: Measles is just the end result of neglect

The recent revelation by the Minister of Health that it was measles that killed the children in the Orang Asli Bateq tribe is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg with regards to the care of our indigenous people. The

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