INTERACTIVE: Is Malaysia facing a population drop?

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 26 Nov 2023

Ageing nation: Seventy-six-year-old Leong Pick Lan is one among a growing segment of older persons in Malaysia. —LOW LAY PHON/The Star

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s population growth could grind to a halt and make a U-turn in the next five decades if the country’s declining fertility rate doesn’t stabilise.

On Tuesday, Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said the population could shrink in 2072 after reaching an expected maximum number of 46 million people in 2071.

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