While visiting two aboriginal villages in Perak yesterday (12 April 2010), it was observed that obesity is becoming obvious among the forest-dependent aborigines in Peninsular Malaysia.
In the first village in Bidor, the female aboriginal leader, categorized as overweight, has not been in good health for the last two week.
She attributes this to the warm weather and frequent travelling around the country. I gave her a copy my health book two weeks ago and hope that this would open up her mind.
The male leader of the other village in Gopeng is obviously obese.
Both are between 30 and 40 years old.
Some of the aboriginal leaders I met do not have better health. It is a pity that they do not know how to take care of their health.
Their struggle for better livelihood among the aborigines would suffer.