Basic country data
- Population over 60 in 2010:
- 2,171,637 (8%)
- Projected population over 60 in 2050:
- 10,393,502 (25%)
- Poverty rate of total population:
- Income of country:
- Upper middle income
- Social pension?
- Scheme information: Bantuan Orang Tua
- Year introduced:
- Monthly pension benefit:
- 300 Ringgit (94 US$)
- 13.28 % of average income
- 429 % of international poverty line
- Age of eligiblity:
- % of population over 60 covered:
- Total cost:
- 0.05% of GDP
Resources on the pension in Malaysia
Year: 2012 | Published by: OECD
Country profile from OECD's "Pensions at a glance: Asia/Pacific 2011".
Year: 2012 | Published by: Malaysian Department of Social Welfare
This Government webpage provides information on Bantuan Orang Tua, the Malaysian social pension.
This Government webpage provides an overview of services for older people in Malaysia and includes information on the Malaysian social pension.
Year: 2011 | Published by: University of Southampton
This paper uses evidence from international policy organisations in order to discuss key issues in the area of pension protection from a gender perspective....
Online News Report - Malaysia: 120,496 older people recieved bantuan orang tua last year (Malaysian)
This online news report provides information on the coverage and expenditure levels of Malaysia's social pension.