Malaysians in the United Kingdom
49,886 (2001 Census)
63,000 (2009 ONS estimate)
|Regions with significant populations|
|Regions: Greater London, South East England, East of England amongst others
Cities: London, Portsmouth, Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester amongst others
|British English, Malaysian English, Malay, Malaysian Mandarin, Other Chinese Languages|
|Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Malaysian Malay, Malaysian Chinese, Malaysian Indian, Singaporean British, Oriental British, British Chinese|
Malaysians in the United Kingdom are British citizens of Malaysian descent or Malaysian citizens residing in the United Kingdom. The Malaysian British community bears a similar trend to the British Chinese and Singaporean British communities in terms of population spread and culture. The Malaysian community in the UK is one of the west's largest, this is mainly due to the influence of the British Empire on Malaysia. The 2001 UK Census recorded 49,886 Malaysian-born people, with September 2009 Office for National Statistics estimates putting the figure at around 63,000. In December 2008 it was reported that over 30,000 Malaysians who entered the UK temporarily have overstayed their visas. In 2013, there were 14,500 Malaysians studying in the tertiary level in the United Kingdom, making Malaysians the one of the largest overseas student group in the United Kingdom and making the United Kingdom the country with the 2nd most number of Malaysian students.
This is a list of Malaysian expatriates in the United Kingdom and British citizens of Malaysian origin.
- Siti Aishah Abdul Wahab - Political leftist member
- Arul Suppiah - Cricketer
- Tash Aw - Author
- Ungku Abdul Aziz - Academician
- Betty Boo - Singer
- Jimmy Choo - Shoe designer
- Asha Gill - Actress/TV Presenter
- 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 ever awarded with the George Medal for bravery
- Sophie Lau - The Apprentice UK season 9 contestant
- Shaun Maloney - Footballer
- Norman Musa - Chef/Restaurateur
- Ida Nerina - Actress
- Zuleikha Robinson - English actress & Singer
- Elaine Tan - Actress
- James Wong - Ethnobotanist
- Sufiah Yusof - Former maths prodigy
- Pik-Sen Lim - Actress
- Deanna Yusoff - Malaysian actress
- Zain Saidin - Malaysian actor
- Sofea Jane - Malaysian actress
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- "Estimated population resident in the United Kingdom, by foreign country of birth (Table 1.3)". Office for National Statistics. September 2009. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
- "Some 30,000 Malaysians overstay in Britain: report". China Daily. 2009-12-23. Retrieved 2009-02-15.
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