To place the immigration* number of 2,302,139 Chinese on its proper scale, consider Malaya’s tiny population back then.
In year 1911, the Tanah Melayu population was counted at 2,339,051. Remember this was more than a century ago, the population was small then. In 1931, the population was 3.8 million with around one-third being Chinese. Continue reading “2.3 million Chinese came to Malaya in the 1920s”