Dr. Halimah Ali garnered criticism from the public yesterday for remarks she allegedly made during a parliamentary debate, in which she allegedly said that eating Menu Rahmah meals could result in a number of illnesses and health concerns, including autoimmunne diseases, autisme and cancer because of the usage of subpar ingredients.
Malaysians are outraged by her speech and have called on her to conduct thorough study before future public remarks in order to avoid spreading false information and stigmatising any groups she may refer to.
You can watch her speech below:
1) Dalam menu rahmah tu banyak sumber protien.— aiamDeen الدين (@aiamDeen) February 15, 2023
2) Soal gempa bumi di Turkiye tu itu Qada Allah Subhanahu wataala yg baru berlaku dan Turkiye sedang berkabung dalam kesedihan, tak patutlah dijadikan hujah.
3) MP Kapar ni nak sampaikan apa sebenarnya?? pic.twitter.com/y5cCllo2nY
Reacting to the backlash, Dr. Halimah Ali claimed that her comments on the government's Menu Rahmah programme causing "cancer, autoimmune illnesses, and autism, among other things" had been misinterpreted.
As reported by Malay Mail, she had intended to convey the argument that restaurants' use of low-grade raw ingredients for Menu Rahmah might compromise its quality.
The bigger issue is you are feeding the hungry, but also please make sure that the food provided is nutritious and not detrimental to ones health, she argued.
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