More single men than women, reveals census

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 17 Jul 2003

THERE are more unmarried men than single women, Utusan Malaysia highlighted on its front page yesterday. 

According to the daily, statistics from the National Family Development and Population Board showed that out of 6.37 million males aged between 15 and 49, 48.1% or 3.1 million had never been married. 

It said the percentage was higher than that among single females from the same age group where out of 6.16 million, close to 2.4 million had never been married. 

The statistics were compiled in a book entitled Handypop Malaysia, containing information about the country’s population, which was based on last year’s census. 

The book was the result of co-operation from the National Statistics Department and Prime Minister’s Department Economic Planning Unit. 

The statistics also indicated that 604,844 men aged between 45 and 49 years old had never been married as opposed to 563,683 single women, said the daily. 

It added that there were more men than women, as indicated in 2000 with 11.85 million men and 11.42 million women. 

The report stated that only four states had more women than men – Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis and Penang.  

The daily also highlighted a report that the Attorney-General’s Chambers was collecting information to interview witnesses from Japan in what it termed as “the final phase” of investigations into the Perwaja Steel Sdn Bhd case. 

Quoting Prosecution Division chief Datuk Mohd Yusof Zainal Abiden, the daily said the AG was identifying the witnesses. 

Berita Harian front-paged a report that the Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB) had revoked the permits of 14 express bus companies for refusing to move operations from Puduraya to the Jalan Duta bus station. 

The daily said 21 other companies which agreed to relocate were given a week to begin operations at Jalan Duta.  

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