Alina Simon reports that a mom-and-pop caterer may be the culprit behind the food poisoning involving 140 students of SM Teknik II.
A Kedah Health Department spokesman said the caterer, who operates from his house in Merbok, supplied the nasi lemak supper for 758 students staying at the school hostel last Thursday.
He said the boiled egg served with the rice could have been spoiled.
Thirty-nine of the affected students, aged between 16 and 17, have been warded while 91 received outpatient treatment. Many are expected to be discharged either today or tomorrow.