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Malaysians in the United Kingdom

Malaysians in the United Kingdom

Malaysians in the United Kingdom are British citizens who have full or partial Malaysian origin or descent and Malaysian citizens residing in the United Kingdom. The 2001 UK Census recorded 49,886 Malaysian-born people. The 2011 census recorded 62,396 people born in Malaysia living in England, 2,117 in Wales, 4,721 in Scotland and 705 in Northern Ireland. The largest concentrations of Malaysian-born residents were recorded in Greater London (21,209 people) and South East England (11,331). The Office for National Statistics estimates that 75,000 Malaysian-born expatriates were residents in the UK in 2017.

In December 2008, it was reported that over 30,000 Malaysians who entered the UK temporarily had overstayed their visas. In 2013, there were 14,500 Malaysians studying at tertiary level in the United Kingdom, making Malaysians one of the largest overseas student groups in the United Kingdom and making the United Kingdom the country with the 2nd most Malaysian students.

Notable people

This is a list of Malaysian expatriates in the United Kingdom and British citizens of Malaysian origin.

  • Arul Suppiah - Cricketer
  • Amelia Thripura Henderson - Actress, model and television host
  • Tash Aw - Author
  • Ungku Abdul Aziz - Academic
  • Betty Boo - Singer
  • Nadine Ann Thomas - Miss Universe Malaysia 2010
  • Jason Pomeroy - British-Malaysian architect
  • Jimmy Choo - Shoe designer
  • Henry Golding - Actor, model and television host
  • Stephen Rahman-Hughes - Actor
  • Syed Adney Syed Hussein - Footballer
  • Sultanah Helen Ibrahim - Malaysian royalty
  • Raja Petra Kamarudin - Politician
  • Sybil Kathigasu - The only Malayan woman to be awarded the George Medal for bravery
  • Shaun Maloney - Footballer
  • Sherson Lian - Malaysian chef and television host
  • Norman Musa - Chef/Restaurateur
  • Ida Nerina - Actress
  • Nigel Ng - Comedian
  • Julia Rais - Actress and Malaysian princess
  • Zuleikha Robinson - English actress and singer
  • Elaine Tan - Actress
  • Phil Wang - Comedian
  • James Wong - Ethnobotanist
  • Pik-Sen Lim - Actress
  • Christina Jordan - British politician
  • Dave Gahan - lead singer of Depeche Mode


See also

  • Malaysian diaspora
  • Malaysia–United Kingdom relations

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