A matrix to predict Penang’s population distribution

By Chan Huan Chiang

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Here’s a hard subject made easy. Learning to hear Mathematics without speaking it is indeed possible. In any case, the idea of models gets demystified along the way.There is a policy document, I am told, that says 40% of Penangites shall, in the near future, be living on the island and the other 60%, on the mainland. One must wonder though, are these numbers mere guesswork by policy makers or are they numbers that surfaced as a result of sophisticated...

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Chan Huan Chiang

is a senior research fellow at the Penang Institute.