Najib calls for thorough investigation to identify problems in supplementary food programme for schools.
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Najib Razak today shared the anger of parents whose children were hospitalised after reportedly eating glass shards mixed with fried noodles provided under the Supplementary Food Programme (RMT) at Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil Ladang Nigel Gardner, Hulu Selangor, recently.
While hoping and praying that the pupils would stay healthy and not have any health complications, Najib called for a thorough investigation to be carried out to identify the problems in the food-handling procedures so that such an incident would not recur.
“Stern action will be taken against those responsible for threatening the health and causing hurt to the pupils.
“At the same time, the Education Ministry will also give appropriate explanation to the parents regarding the incident,” he said in his blog NajibRazak.com today.
The prime minister said the RMT was a good programme implemented to help underprivileged students, but if there were problems in the implementation, it would definitely affect the government’s image and the noble objectives of the programme.
An English daily on Sunday reported that seven pupils from the school were admitted to Sungai Buloh Hospital last Friday after reportedly eating glass shards in the noodles provided to them under the RMT.