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Release Date : Thursday 10, December 2020 1200


Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Indicators, Malaysia, 2019 is the second report that presents the performance of indicators available at Malaysia levels.  For the first time, this report is published in bilingual Malay-English and consists of 18 indicators at local levels. This publication comprises of 128 (52%) available indicators out of 247 global indicators. This report highlights the national progress of SDG indicators development towards achieving 2030 Agenda. The development of indicators indicates a progress with Goal 3 has achieved 86 per cent of data availability followed by Goal 9 (83%) and Goal 4 (75%). SDG integrates and balance the five focus areas namely People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership.

People: The overall incidence of poverty improved from 7.6 per cent (525,743 households) in 2016 to 5.6 per cent (405,441 households) in 2019. The measurement of poverty incidence is based on the new Poverty Line Income (PLI) in 2019. The new PLI has been revised based on current needs and it also involves revising the value of the 2016 PLI. Based on the 2019 methodology, the average PLI at the national level is RM2,208 per month while the average Food PLI is RM1,038 per month with an average household size of 3.9 persons.

Prosperity: GDP per capita at constant prices in 2019 grew 3.9 per cent as compared to 3.6 per cent in 2018. There were 7 states with GDP outpaced the national level namely Selangor, W.P. Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan, W.P. Labuan, Perlis, Kedah and Kelantan.

Planet: The proportion of the forested area has decreased by 0.3 percentage points to 55.3 per cent in 2018 as compared to 2017 (55.6%). The highest proportion of forested area was Sabah with 64.5 per cent. Meanwhile, the lowest proportion of forested was recorded by Melaka with 3.3 per cent.

Peace: The number of intentional homicide cases remains unchanged at1.0 cases per 100,000 population in 2019 as compared to 2018. Selangor has recorded the highest number of intentional homicide cases in 2019 with 1.4 cases per 100,000 population. Meanwhile, Terengganu recorded the lowest number of intentional homicide cases with 0.1 cases per 100,000 population.

Partnership: The percentage of individuals who use the internet increased by 3.0 percentage points to 84.2 per cent in 2019 as compared to 81.2 per cent in the previous year. Internet usage at urban and rural areas has increased 2.6 percentage points and 3.3 percentage points respectively as compared to the previous year.

Exhibit 1: Brief content on the report of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Indicators, Malaysia, 2019

Appendix 1: Selected Statistics on Achievements of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Indicators, Malaysia by 5P

Released By:

 DrUzir_Mahidin    Dr_Uzir

10 December 2020


Contact person:

Mohd Yusrizal Ab Razak 
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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