Posts Tagged ‘Brain drain’

News for Malaysia Talent Corporation about Brain Drain

October 5, 2011

INFORMATION for Talent Corp. Malaysia…..

Malaysian Doctors in UMMC (UM) with 20 yrs contract as Training Lecturers (eligible to apply only after finishing TWO YEARS’ training as House Officers) are paid RM 1500 per month only, with Increment of RM 1.00 per year. If resigned any time before finishing 20 yrs contract, need to pay heavy penalty of RM 400,000.00. No wonder there is BRAIN DRAIN. Talent Corp. Malaysia should just disband if cannot change this kind of stupid pay scale.

Please just look at the following news in the Star today: Effective Nov 1, the minimum monthly wage for Indian maid (in Malaysia) is RM1,400 and RM850 for plantation workers. It also set the minimum wage of RM800 for restaurant, construction and general workers.

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The ‘vicious cycle’ of brain drain

September 30, 2011

Source:The Business Star, The ‘vicious cycle’ of brain drain By FINTAN NG

WE have often heard how brain drain is a vicious cycle and how this cycle has affected Malaysia’s current and future growth prospects.

The country, despite seeing a large diaspora in comparison to the population, is a “receiving country” with as many as 2.4 million immigrants according to the World Bank‘s 2011 Migration and Remittances Factbook.
Of these, some 40% have secondary education while in recent years, some 40% had no formal education at all.

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Brain drain: Understanding the root causes

May 13, 2011

Extracts from the MInsider, “Brain drain: Understanding the root causes” by Ronald Benjamin

  1. The World Bank official said that Malaysia would have had five times the FDI foreign direct investment if not for its discriminatory policy.
  2. a million skilled Malaysian workers left to overseas without any intention of coming back.
  3. Perkasa has claimed that even the Malays are leaving Malaysia due to the discrimination.

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Queue etiquettes, morals, politics and Commercial Queuers

March 30, 2011

QUEUE or Cut queue without passively wait in line?

One of my friends (real close friend, FB friend and patient) Dr. Zuraidi Ishak (Ph.D. doctor) wrote, “Why, when we lined up at the post office, or at any place, another line must be fast moving faster? Why?”

(Dear friend Dr. Zuraidi Ishak, kindly allow me to write a blog posting based on your FB, QUEUE or passively wait in line?)

A queue in front of a shop – a common sight in the People’s Republic of Poland during the 1980s.

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Muzzling the critics is against the Freedom of Speech and Democracy

January 2, 2011

Muzzling the critics is against the Freedom of Speech and the essence of Democracy. And if it is done through personal influence using money, connections or misusing or abusing the authority given by the government it became a crime punishable according to the criminal laws.

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Struggle to stem ‘brain drain’ as talent departs

December 30, 2010

Extracts from_MKini:Struggle to stem ‘brain drain’ as talent departs

When computer engineer Wan Jon Yew left Malaysia in 2005 for a job in Singapore, all he wanted was to work in the city state for a few years before going home. Now, he says, he will never return.

 With a family, a home and a car, he now plans to settle in Singapore for good – just one of the many Malaysians stampeding abroad every year in a worrying ‘brain drain’ the government is trying to reverse.

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Talent Corp “seeks out” Malaysian diaspora

August 26, 2010

Comment: If you wish to really do your job of pulling back the BRAIN DRAIN, please kindly refer to my article, “Push and Pull Factors in Human migration”

Talent Corp has been tasked with attracting at least half of the 750,000 Malaysian professionals working overseas to come home as part of its efforts to draw the best brains in the world to Malaysia.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yackob said seeking out the Malaysian diaspora for the top brains was necessary as the Govern­ment aimed to hit the target of RM115bil per year in local and foreign investments to turn the country into a developed nation by 2020.

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