|300 Social sciences > 305 Social groups
|LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia: Population and Family Research Division
|Future studies, The digital society, Islamic Perspective, Closed minded, Population
|This paper has been presented at the National Population Conference 2021 (PERKKS 21) - online conference on 16-17 November 2021. It is jointly organized by the National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Malaysia, Faculty of Business and Economics, Universiti Malaya (UM) in collaboration with WMIT Group Sdn Bhd.
|This paper highlights the discussion of future studies on the population goal of 70 million people and its relationship with the development of the digital community in Malaysia. The total population of Malaysia is still small which is 32.75 million in the first quarter of 2021 with an area of 334,000 square kilometers. The rationale for achieving the population goal of 70 million is to provide a base of demand and market for the products of local industries in addition to receiving many greater benefits and preparing Muslims towards mastering technology.