No baby boom in Malaysia this year despite MCO, says Chief Statistician

Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin. - Filepic/The Star

PETALING JAYA: The country did not experience a baby boom this year despite the implementation of the movement control order (MCO) as a much lower number of babies were born in the first quarter of 2021, according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia.

Based on the demographic data released today (May 27), there was a significant 10.8% drop or 102,969 decrease in babies born in the first quarter of 2021.

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