KUALA LUMPUR, March 8 (Bernama) -- Barisan Nasional (BN) may include universal child care as part of its manifesto in the upcoming general election to improve the living condition of those who had fallen through the cracks, as reported in a recent United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) study.
BN Backbenchers Club (BNBBC) chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad noted that while the findings were disturbing, Malaysians at large had to acknowledge it and move forward with plans to improve the situation.
"We are not being defensive and I think it is an excellent study because it just shows people about those who have fallen through the cracks, and we have to improve our delivery, that's important," he told a media conference at the Parliament building here, today.
Unicef in their 76-page report issued on Feb 26 among others, claimed that children living in People's Housing Project (PPR) areas in the country had been mostly identified to suffer from malnutrition and retardation.
Shahrir, who is also Johor Bahru Member of Parliament, said he had made the proposal to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who is BN Chairman, when they met earlier today.....