13 Aug '17, 3am

More young people leaving cities, says Malaysian minister

MELAKA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A single person needs RM2,700 (S$855) a month to survive in the city while a couple needs RM4,700, Malaysia's Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said, citing survey findings. "Those with children have to factor in another RM50 to RM600 per child per month," he said at a 2050 National Transformation (TN50) dialogue with Chinese new village residents from all over the country in Machap on Saturday (Aug 12). Dr Wee said the high cost of living and the hectic lifestyle in the city saw some parents sending their young children to stay with the grandparents in new villages. "Many new villages have two distinct age groups, below 15 and above 65," he said, attributing this to young people moving to cities for jobs and business opportunities. Get The Straits Times newsletters in your inbox Sign Up But this wa...

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