It didn’t quite work. This was published in 1995. Today, Malaysia’s population is about 33 million.

Mahatir’s idea was to dilute the Chinese presence through a huge increase in the population. Malaysia has only twenty million inhabitants; Mahatir wants seventy million by the year 2020.

From A Fortune-Teller Told Me: Earthbound Travels in the Far East by Tiziano Terzani

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