- 30 Apr, 2011
– Sourced from, “Brain drain”, Malaysia Economic Monitor, World Bank, 28 April 2011
The rate of talent migration grew at a rate of 4.2 per cent between 2000 and 2010, with Singapore having the most number of Malaysian tertiary-level graduates at 121,662, followed by Australia at 51,556 and the US with 34,045.
– Extracted from Lee Wei Lian, “A snapshot of Malaysia’s talent outflow” The Malaysian Insider, 2 May, 2011
SPEAKING FROM MY POINT OF VIEW THE REASAN WHY HIGH SKILLED PEOPLE LEAVE THEIR OWN COUNTRY IS TO A LARGE EXTENT COMMON AMONG THE THIRD WORLD STATES BASICLLY BETTER PAY AND BETTER CONDITIONS OF LIFE .
Surveys and statistics simply support, sometimes sensationalise or state the obvious. How may Burmese do you now have in Malaysia for the same reasons? There’s a lot of catching up to do before the brain drain stops….and resumes as Malaysia’s experience shows. That’s why boom and bust cycles are what they are – cyclical. Burma is set to join the New World Order and naturally the same old cycle.
The brain drain has been going on for several decades especially among the non bumiputras but now the bumiputras have jumped on the bandwagon.
Historically the non bumiputras have been disadvantaged.The inequalities in education, employment, housing and freedom of speech and press and stop corruption.
I was from a very humble background in Malaysia raised by one parent with five young children to feed and school. I realised very early after my MCE results that there is no future for me, now I am one of the 1.4 million Malaysian since independence who have studied and settled successfully in Australia. It is 4 decades since I left the shores of Malaysia.
It is said the minority and the disadvantaged population is who require help and support but Malaysia is the reversal.
It is a long road ahead if the current ruling government is trying to stop the brain drain.
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