35% Of Malaysians Have Signed Up For PADU. What About You?

That's 7.36 million of Malaysians, according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM).

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Over 7.36 million Malaysians have updated their information in the Central Database Hub (PADU)

With just eight days to go until the March 31 deadline, that's roughly 35% of the country's population, according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM).

The records of more than 10 million citizens, encompassing household heads and dependents, have been integrated into the database

Malaysia's Chief Statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said so far, DOSM has updated records for 7.36 million individuals, representing over 35% of those aged 18 and above.

"And we estimate there are around 20 million Malaysians in that age group," Uzir said, according to New Straits Times.

"Out of this figure, many are breadwinners, indicating that the data includes dependents under 18 as well. Therefore, the actual number exceeds 10 million if we account for all the dependents," he added.

With eight days remaining, daily sign-ups are on the rise, with 300,000 registrations on March 24 alone

DOSM is anticipating 800,000 daily registration as the sign-up enters its final lap.

Despite misinformation regarding data security, Uzir assures the public of PADU's safety

"Some believe that registering with PADU could lead to financial losses. However, if mere possession of a bank account number were to lead to theft, then anyone soliciting donations or displaying their bank details in public spaces like mosques would be at risk, which is not the case," he explained.

You can sign up for Padu here.

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