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When it rains heavily, floods occur in various places. Cars stall, traffic is diverted into one single lane, in short, it is bad. As if to compensate for this, our country has another wonderful drainage system, not for water though, for brains.
Thousands of Malaysians (no, the issue isn’t scholars this time) study abroad and many of them choose not to return, many completed their studies locally, but choose to work overseas and eventually settle down in a foreign land. There are many reasons for doing so… most of them covered in this article and it’s related survey. Better working conditions, better pay, better opportunities. The list goes on.
The survey suggests many things that the govt should do to attract Malaysians to come home, including competitive salaries or better promotion opportunities. I say the govt should also try to look beyond racial differences and to value meritocracy instead. Being sidelined in a foreign country is bad, but being treated as a second class citizen in your home country is a hundred times worse.