Something happened over the last few years which has slipped largely unnoticed.
The total fertility rate for the country has dipped below 2.1 and now stands at 1.8.
What this means is that each woman in Malaysia is now likely to have an average of 1.8 children in her lifetime, going by current trends.
That is less than the 2.1 children required to replace the population (replacement level fertility).
It is a far cry from the situation in the 1970s, when the birth rate in Malaysia was about four children per couple. Full article on Aliran website