Recent reports have revealed that Malayan Veterans Association has demanded for compensation to be paid for exposing them to chemicals half century back.
Findings in a recent study published in the New Zealand Medical Journal suggest that an insecticide has been held responsible behind the elevating rates of deformities and health problems in children of soldiers, who were a part of the Malaya Emergency.
It has been recovered that the chemical was majorly used to help tackle the problem of growing ticks and lice.
National Secretary Hiro Hamilton said, “Compensation’s something they're looking at. We really haven't identified or discussed it but you could be sure that maybe later on down the track that will be in front of us”.
It is being believed that the soldiers who served during the Malayan Emergency, their children are suffering because their fathers were exposed to the insecticide. It has been supposed that the chemical must have spread on the cattier of the soldiers and thus would have been inherited to the children.
The chemical has been explained to be thick liquid. Moreover, former soldiers have recalled that they had to paint the liquid on their clothing, in order to keep one safe from bites of the insects.
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