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||LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia: Population and Family Research Division
||Migration, Brain drain, Malaysia
||Excerpts from Malaysia's country statement at the 46th session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development, 23 April 2013, New York.
||Industrialization has brought about rapid urbanization with about 7 in 10 Malaysians now residing in cities. Industrialization has also resulted in Malaysia being an attractive destination for migrants. Based on Migration and Remittances Factbook 2011 produced by World Bank, Malaysia was one of the top 30 countries in terms of number of immigrants flowing into the country in 2010. According to Census 2010, there were 2.3 million non-citizens residing in Malaysia. The majority of migrants are in the age group of ' high economic activity'. They are mainly employed in the manufacturing, agricultural and construction sectors. Employers prefer hiring foreign workers due to their willingness to work extra hours and for their relatively lower wages.