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Malaysia's population to hit 30 million on Thursday

Published on Feb 26, 2014 10:33 PM

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - When dawn breaks on Malaysia on Thursday morning, the country's population will have broken the 30 million mark.

According to the population clock published on the Malaysia Statistics Department website, the country had 29,999,530 citizens at at 6.43pm on Wednesday.

Based on The Star Online's monitoring of the population clock, approximately one birth rate occurs every minute, which means the 30 million figure will be reached at approximately 2am on Thursday.

According to the Department's population projections, the figure will reach 38.5 million people by the year 2040, comprising 19.6 million males and 19 million females.

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