Perlis has recently been identified as the state with the most diabetic residents in Malaysia
According to a report by Bernama on Sunday, 17 November, the statistics are based on the population ratio.
Kangar District Health Office chief assistant officer of environmental health, food safety, and quality Zaferidin Hashim spoke of the alarming statistics in his speech at the Komuniti Sihat Perkasa Negara event at Taman Guru Jaya, Perlis.
Zaferidin advised residents to avoid sugary food and drinks as it poses health risks
He also said that members of the public have a right to make sure the food served to them in restaurants are of good quality
"Owners of food premises need to maintain the cleanliness at the cooking areas," he added.