Determinants Factor and Its Implications from Depopulation of Small Islands Community in Mersing

Mustaffa Omar, Marsitah Mohd. Radzi, Mohd. Nasir Selamat, Azima Abdul Manaf, Mohd. Shamsudin, Nor Jana Saim


Community depopulation issue in Mersing is not a new phenomenon. However the root and the implication of the problems have not been given enough consideration. This paper draws attention to the seriousness of depopulation problem plaguing small islands around Mersing. An attempt to identify the underlying factorscontributing to the problem, as well implications of  the process of depopulation will be made. Strategic measures to overcome the above problem toward helping local authorities to develop those islands will be suggested.

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