Time to stop brain drain
FocusM team | 08 Jun 2018 00:30
TALENT Corp says it has managed to bring home more than 3,000 Malaysians under its Returning Expert Programme (REP). It included Prof Dr Jomo Kwame Sundaram, a member of the Council of Eminent Persons.
While its efforts are praiseworthy, we must remember that over the last decade, more than 300,000 Malaysians have left in search of greener pastures.
The fact remains that the number of Malaysians migrating has greatly outnumbered those who return. So the task for Talent Corp really should be on how to stem the brain drain as much as pushing its REP.
It should first know the main reasons why Malaysians seek greener pastures abroad. Have most of those reasons been addressed?
Now will be a good time for Talent Corp to bring up the issues with the new government.
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