Commentary by Mustafa K. Anuar
WHILE the world’s attention has been focused on Israel’s barbaric assault on Gaza and the mass boycott of Israel-linked products, we seem to have neglected a staggering problem on the home front that is unfolding before our very eyes.
PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man has swiftly brought to our attention that a whopping 8.4 million single Malaysian women above the age of 30 have been left high and dry without partners or rather, husbands.
Incidentally, this revelation may help us understand why the country’s overall birth rate has been dropping significantly over the years, which is disconcerting as the remaining number of people may not be able to match the supply of locally manufactured Proton cars.
At the outset of the Proton project, it was hoped that a bigger Malaysian population would translate into a bigger market for the national car industry. However, the current decreasing population indicates that the demand cannot keep up with the rate of supply.
The single women issue is a problem that is about to burst at the seams.