Thursday, October 2, 2008

Resign! Liow Tiong Lai - Malaysiakini

I'm calling for the resignation of our Health Minister, Liow Tiong Lai, for putting Malaysians lives at risk due to melamine-contaminated food.

Melamine is something that is not supposed to be included in foodstuffs and is akin to allowing dioxin to be added into foodstuffs. Adding dioxin to foodstuffs is ILLEGAL and the same is viewed upon melamine.

Liow Tiong Lai lied through his teeth when he claimed that the European Union countries allow 30 parts per million (ppm) of melamin in all food products. According to the US, EU and WHO, the permissible level of melamine is zero, not zero detection.

Liow Tiong Lai is neglecting his duties as Health Minister in asking the public not to panic if they find smal portions of melamine in their food, as long as it is within the permission level. What permissible level? Where did Liow Tiong Lai get his fact that there's a permissible level of melamine in foodstuffs?

Is Health Minister Liow Tiong Lai suggesting that melamine should be allowed in foodstuffs?

In contrast, Taiwan Health Minister, Lin Fang-yu resigned after raising the permissible level of melamine in raw material and processed foodstuffs from zero to 2.5ppm.

I further call upon Health Minister Liow Tiong Lai to reveal all the information, including the person or persons responsible for feeding him such misinformations about permissible level of melamine in foodstuffs as well as the person or persons responsible for the testing method, the reasons why the approach was chosen and its limitations, because the rakyat have the right to challenge the government's decision and the need for information to be transparent and readily available.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

In Indonesia, they confiscated our Dutch Lady plain milk powder. Ministry of Health said it is safe. The manufacturer told me to rely on the undertaking by our Ministry but I don't accept that knowing fully well about our country. I exchanged my Dutch Lady for Nespray milk powder even though it cost more.

Malaysia Digest said...

Likewise, I'm calling for Datuk Liow resignation.

See Malaysia Allowed Melamine In Food - Health Minister Should Resign

Anonymous said...

I support the call for Datuk Liow's resignation as he is incompetent to have stated melamine is allowed in food and putting ALL Malaysian's at risk of melamine poisoning. Safe levels of melamine in food is a BIG LIE. He MUST resign!