An elderly Malaysian woman waits to cast her vote in Kuala Lumpur during the 2018 general election. Photo: AFP An elderly Malaysian woman waits to cast her vote in Kuala Lumpur during the 2018 general election. Photo: AFP
An elderly Malaysian woman waits to cast her vote in Kuala Lumpur during the 2018 general election. Photo: AFP
Malaysia

Malaysia’s states set to rapidly age as they fail to retain young talent

  • By 2040, nearly one-quarter of the population will be aged 60 or over in some areas, according to the latest government forecasts
  • Researchers say this rise in older people is being fuelled by an exodus of the young, frustrated at a lack of skilled jobs

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An elderly Malaysian woman waits to cast her vote in Kuala Lumpur during the 2018 general election. Photo: AFP An elderly Malaysian woman waits to cast her vote in Kuala Lumpur during the 2018 general election. Photo: AFP
An elderly Malaysian woman waits to cast her vote in Kuala Lumpur during the 2018 general election. Photo: AFP
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