JOHOR BAHRU,  April 25  — A total of 2.7 million Johoreans, involving one million homes in the state,  participated in Malaysia’s  2020 Census which started on July 7 last year, said Malaysian Deputy Chief Statistician (Economic Programme) Datin Seri Rozita Talha.

The deputy commissioner of the 2020 Census, said various programmes had been organised by the Department of Statistics to encourage the people to participate in the census.

On today’s programme, Implementation of Malaysia’s Census with census takers in Muar, she said it was aimed at monitoring implementation of the face to face census  from house to house.

“The Malaysia 2020 Census is an opportunity given by the government every 10 years for Malaysians to voice out their needs, such as education and health facilities, internet access and public facilities such as roads, recreation, water and electricity supply.

“The Malaysia 2020 Census covers all residents in Malaysia, namely citizens and non -citizens. The data collected is used in the formulation of policies by the government and stakeholders, as well as for use as reference by analysts,” she said in a statement here today.

According to Rozita, the Malaysia 2020 Census on the ground is carried out in compliance with the Standard Operating Procedures – Census Operations and subject to regulations on the Movement Control Order issued by the National Security Council.

“All residents are urged to participate in the Malaysia 2020 Census to ensure no one is left behind and for the sake of our future together. The country’s success and prosperity enjoyed by the people today is the result of information provided by residents in previous censuses,” she added.

For the record, to date, 16.3 million or 49.9 per cent of the estimated 32.7 million Malaysians have participated in the census.


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