Agong’s daughter takes up challenge to promote better mental health for Malaysians

Thursday, 14 March 2019 05:22 PM MYT
By Milad Hassandarvish


PETALING JAYA, March 14 — In the United Kingdom, Prince William and Prince Harry are strong advocates when it comes to mental health issues.

In Malaysia, there is Tengku Puteri Iman Afzan Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al Mustafa Billah Shah, who is the eldest daughter of Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.

She was recently appointed as the royal patron of the Mental Illness Awareness and Support Association (Miasa) to gain an upper hand on the issue.

The issue of mental health is serious enough with the National Health and Morbidity Survey 2015 showing that the prevalence of mental health issues among adults above 16 is 29.2 per cent or 4.2 million Malaysians.


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