Malaysia's Population Is Not 28 Million Anymore

Malaysia grows one step closer to Wawasan 2020.

As of Thursday, 27 February 2014, Malaysia's Population Count Has Broken The 30 Million Mark!

Malaysia Has Officially Achieved A Population Count Of 30 Million On Thursday, 27 February 2014

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PETALING JAYA: When dawn breaks on Malaysia Thursday morning, the country's population will have broken the 30 million number.

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According To The Population Clock Published On The Malaysia Statistics Department Website, Malaysia Has 30,000,281 Citizens At 10.32am

According to the population clock published on the Malaysia Statistics Department website, the country has 29,999,530 citizens at 6.43pm Wednesday.

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According To The Population Clock Published On The Malaysia Statistics Department Website, Malaysia Has 30,000,281 Citizens At 10.32am

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The Population Clock Malaysia is updated every minute. The Population Clock covers all usual residents in Malaysia. It excludes Malaysians residing outside of Malaysia. This projection does not take into consideration factors such as natural disasters or epidemics which can significantly affect death estimates. The estimates used are assumed to be constant for a period of three months (every quarter) before the estimates are updated. The population increase may be subjected to small discrepancies caused by rounding.

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According To The Star, Malaysia's 30 Millionth Baby Was Born At Approximately 2am On 27 February 2014

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Based on The Star Online's monitoring of the population clock, approximately one birth rate occurs every minute, which means the 30 million figure will be reached at approximately 2am on Thursday.

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Sometime this week, or even as early as today, the 30 millionth Malaysian will be born and it will most probably be a Malay boy. This is based on the Statistics Department’s figures that show males outnumbering females by a ratio of 106:100 and Malays form the largest segment of the population.

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Malaysia's Population Was Only At 6.3 Million On 31 August 1957. It Has Tripled Since Then.

By 2040, Malaysia's Population Will Be At The 38.5 Million Mark

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According to the Statistics Department, Malaysia’s population has more than tripled since it was formed in 1963.

Back in 1957 when Tunku Abdul Rahman shouted “Merdeka” seven times in the newly-built Stadium Merdeka on August 31, there were only 6.3 million Malayans.

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What’s more, there were only 410,500 Sabahans and 693,200 Sarawakians then, according to the book, Malaysia’s Demographic Transition: Rapid development, Culture, Politics by Richard Lete.

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The Department also stated that as at 2010, Bumiputras make up 67.4% of the popiulation, Chinese (24.6%), Indians, (7.3%), with other races making up the remaining 0.7%.

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By 2040, Malaysia's Population Will Be At The 38.5 Million Mark

By 2040, Malaysia's Population Will Be At The 38.5 Million Mark

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According to the Statistics Department, it is projected that Malaysia’s population will grow to 38.6 million in 2040. A rough calculation based on the projected growth rate of an average of 1 per cent, the Malaysian population will at most be 65 million in 2100. By 2040, the Statistics Department projects that the number of Malays will increase to 20.9 million (54 per cent of overall population), followed by other Bumiputras, 5.2 million (14 per cent) and the Chinese, 7.1 million (18 per cent).

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As Part Of Vision 2020, Dr Mahathir Hopes To See Malaysia's Population Grow To 70 Million By 2100

But Malaysia is, however, far from former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed’s vision to see a 70 million-strong population by the year 2100.

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