Nestlé’s Milo sparks debate about nutrition in Malaysia

FRESH from being crowned ‘The Fattest Country in Asia’, Malaysia is now debating whether a malt chocolate drink by Nestlé is healthy or not. Milo, a hugely popular drink in Malaysia, is marketed as a healthy and “nutritious” drink locally. This claim is now the subject of debate after a video by businessman Vishen Laisheni pointed out that sugar makes up 40 percent of a serving of the drink in powder form. Milo’s website states there are 40.5g of sugar in every 100g serving of the powder. In the video, Laisheni spoke about the culture encouraging young children to consume several glasses of the drink per day when he was growing up in Malaysia. SEE ALSO: Asean to focus on food, sustainability to boost tourism “Big pharma and food companies are not incentivised to make you feel healthier. They’re incentivised to keep you sick. They’re incentivised to keep you pumping your body with...


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