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Malay Density

For decades, Ipoh Malays living as the minority of the valley.Now they try to show the world how things changes.

 

Before the 60's

For many years nothing much the Malays could do to ensure they will be not engulfed by the developement. They works as civil servant to left less of them to doing trading business. Some are rubber tappers, fruits or food seller, farmer and some left the township to join the rural life.

 

80's to 90's

When more and more armed force and police force personels retired, they decided to stay in Ipoh. The Kampung Tersusun ( arranged villages ) planned and more Malays get house lots. Some are purchasing low-cost scheme houses and dominated most low-cost houses area and create their own ghetto.

 

Est. Population

Malay (%)

Numbers

Ipoh Town

90,000

9%

                8,100

Manjoi

50,000

87%

               43,500

Menglembu

50,000

2%

                1,000

Simpang Pulai

30,000

51%

               15,300

Pasir Puteh

50,000

25%

               12,500

Tanjong Rambutan

30,000

31%

                9,300

Tambun

30,000

51%

               15,300

Bercham

70,000

8%

                5,600

Tasek

40,000

19%

                7,600

Gunung Rapat

50,000

41%

               20,500

Chemor

25,000

39%

                9,750

Jelapang

25,000

30%

                7,500

IPOH CITY COUNCIL

540,000

28.88

             155,950

Figure estimated for year 2002