M'sia slips in world ranking for mums
Malaysia ranked 41st in the world as the best place to be a mother, according to Save the Children's 13th State of the World's Mothers Report.
Last year, Malaysia was ranked at 36th.
The ranking, which compared 165 countries around the world, looks at factors such as a mother's health, education and economic status, as well as critical child indicators including health and nutrition.
Overall, the report showed that Nigeria is the worst place to be a mother – replacing Afghanistan for the first time in two years – while Norway came in at first place for the third consecutive year.
The index of ranking split into three categories namely developed countries, less developed countries and least developed countries.
The report's index ranking for seven countries in South East Asia were Thailand at 16th place, Vietnam (20th), Philippines (52nd) and Indonesia (59th), while in the category of least developed countries, Cambodia ranked at 6th place, followed by Myanmar at 7th.
Published May 8 2012