Malaysia’s 50 shades of grey problem

With no modern economic development plans, a small town like Mambang Diawan in Kampar is becoming an elderly folk's village as youths leave for bigger cities.

PETALING JAYA: Penang, the second top greying state in the country, will overtake Perak in 20 years to become Malaysia's "oldest" state.

Figures from the Statistics Department show that Perak is currently the state with the largest proportion of people aged 60 and above (15.3%), followed by Penang (14.9%), Melaka (13.9%), Perlis (13.1%) and Kedah (12.8%).

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