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[AD] Preparing for Malaysia’s senior citizen boom
By Dr Chua Hong, Teck, Director, Healthcare National Key Economic Area (NKEA), PEMANDU

Malaysians are living longer than ever but the increased life expectancy comes with challenges of its own.

When Malaysia gained its independence in 1957, the average life expectancy for a Malaysian was just 56 years. Today, however Malaysia’s life expectancy is now about 75 years old, an increase of nearly 20 years which raises the question of whether there is sufficient supply of care for the aged.

By 2020, the population of Malaysians aged 60 and above is expected to hit 4.46 million up from the current 2.32 million. In states such as Selangor, Johor and Perak, the percentage of people aged 60 and above is also expected to increase to 16, 12 and 11 percent respectively by 2020.

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