Malaysia's fertility rate at its lowest in 40 years, says Statistics Dept


PETALING JAYA: Malaysia saw fewer babies born last year as the country experienced its lowest fertility rate in four decades, says the Statistics Department.

Chief statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin (pic) said the country’s total fertility rate (TFR) among women of reproductive age fell to 1.7 babies last year, compared to 1.8 babies the previous year.

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