Tackling The Brain Drain

By Wendy Yeong

September 2012 FEATURE
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After decades of outflow of educated and skilled people, Malaysia now faces a daunting challenge to its economic development. According to the 2011 World Bank report, “for every 10 skilled Malaysians born in Malaysia, one of them elects to leave the country. This is double the world average”1. About 480,000 Malaysians aged 25 and above were living overseas in 2000, with more than half of these residing in Singapore2. This article will examine the initiatives undertaken by two agencies established...

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Wendy Yeong

is a PSD scholar in the US with a strong personal interest in the subject of brain drain.