Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Population Census in 2000

I was asked where did I get the figure that Chinese Malaysians consists of 26% of the Malaysian population which I quoted at the RTM1 live telecast forum, "Debat Perdana" on July 9, 2006. My reply was that I got it from the news report. Today, the Sin Chew Jit Poh's report confirmed it .

As reported, Prime Minister, Dato Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, in his written reply to the question tabled by Karpal Singh, MP for Bukit Gelugor, in Parliament disclosed the result of the census conducted in 2000 as follows:-

Malay: 11.68 mil (53.4%)
Other Bumiputra: 2.57 mil (11.7%)
Total Bumiputra: 14.25 mil (65.1%)

Chinese: 5.69 mil (26.0%)
Indian: 1.68 mil (7.7%)
Others: 0.27 mil (1.2%)

Malaysian: 21.89 mil (94.1%)
Non-Malaysian: 1.38 mil (5.9%)

Total: 23.27 mil (100.0%)

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