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A Million Malaysians Now Connecting on LinkedIn

LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) is announcing today that it has surpassed the one million user milestone in Malaysia. The company launched its Bahasa Malaysia language site late last year (along with Indonesian and Korean), and appears to be growing well since then.

The professional social network boasts a sign up rate in Malaysia which is faster than the global average of two new members per second.

According to LinkedIn’s own ad creation tool (which it disclaims is an approximation), Malaysia had a user base of more than 600,000 over a year ago, and in comparison to other regions around Asia, Malaysian users do indeed seem to be signing up fast. Indonesia, which also received language support last year, has over 1.3 million users according to the ad tool. The company says it passed 1 million users on February 21, 2012.

Of course, India is still the undisputed Asian champion of LinkedIn with around 18 million users (officially 17 million+ as of October 10, says LinkedIn). Interestingly, the network still hasn’t made much progress with Japanese users it seems (despite its past efforts), so it remains to be seen if the company will continue to push much there. As for Korea, it looks to have just over 300,000.

For the Asia Pacific region as a whole, LinkedIn has about 34 million members in total.

according to LinkedIn's ad tool, approximate

according to LinkedIn’s ad tool, approximate

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