Deputy Minister: Fewer than 8% of single mothers receive aid

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 06 Nov 2013

KUALA LUMPUR: Fewer than 60,000 of the 800,000 Malaysian women whom are widowed, divorced or permanently separated, receive aid as single mothers, said Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Azizah Mohd.

"Based on Malaysia Home and Population Census in 2010 carried out by the Statistics Department, a total of 831,860 women or 2.9% of the population were either widowed, divorced or permanently separated.

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