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14-01-2010, 11:04 AM
From The Star : http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/1/14/nation/5470324&sec=nation

After shunting them previously, now u want them back???
The country would have much much more talents if not for the screwed up education system. Fix that before it goes any further down the drain..

LONDON: Malaysia has urged its “best brains” working abroad to return home and help drive the country’s new economic model.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said more talented people were required for the country’s new approach that would be launched next month.

Muhyiddin, also chairman of the Cabinet Committee on Human Resources, said human capital and resources were needed to help boost development.

“We need very well-trained, innovative and creative Malay-sians to fulfil the needs of the new economic model,” he said in reply to a question during a dialogue with more than 200 Malaysian students on Tuesday.

Present were Deputy Higher Education Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, Kota Belud MP Datuk Rahman Dahlan, Batang Sadong MP Nancy Shukri, Ledang MP Hamim Samuri and Malaysian High Commissioner to Britain Datuk Abdul Aziz Mohamad.

Muhyiddin hoped that Malaysians abroad who were trained and experienced could come home and serve the country.

He said people sometimes looked at the issue of brain drain the other way around, that “we’ve got brains to export”.

“In a sense, you can’t control people (from working overseas). But we do recognise that we need brains for development,” he added.

“We need people capable of running the country as we don’t want foreigners to come in and tell us what to do.”

To another question, Muhyiddin said the ranking of the country’s top 20 schools did not mean they were given better treatment than others.

He said the top schools had moved up due to the initiatives and leadership of the principals who were creative not only in terms of academic excellence but in other areas as well.

“We treat all schools equally. We don’t discriminate against certain schools just because they are located in certain places,” he added.

Muhyiddin, who is also the Education Minister, hoped the ranking system would spur other schools to strive harder to achieve certain standards and move up the ladder. They must be able to sustain their performances to avoid sliding down the rankings.

He also touched on the proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST), saying it would not be a burden to the people.

14-01-2010, 11:41 AM
Cakap tak sama buat.

14-01-2010, 12:06 PM
Cakap tak sama buat.
With the ongoing issue of violence against the churches and intolerant policies in place it does not bode well for people to come back in drove. No way Jose. To me this is just mere wayang kulit put up for public consumption. First of all, you gotta change some of the oppressive policies like the NEP to show how serious they want them back from abroad.

14-01-2010, 12:25 PM
...He said people sometimes looked at the issue of brain drain the other way around, that “we’ve got brains to export”....

You need brains to make brains. If you have less brains your production levels will drop?

14-01-2010, 02:06 PM
a bird in hand is better than two in the sky.

First, our country gotta appreciate those who are currently serving dedicatedly every single day!

14-01-2010, 02:22 PM
we don't even know who is the riches person in our country; still want to talk about econ? :mad:

14-01-2010, 02:22 PM
Nobody would like to choose a country where everything is not based on merit. And more sicikinening is you have to pay more to buy house even those you are legitimate citizen.

14-01-2010, 02:26 PM
they're targetting those that went on JPA or MARA or SHELL etc scholarhips and jumped ship lah...

14-01-2010, 02:34 PM
they're targetting those that went on JPA or MARA or SHELL etc scholarhips and jumped ship lah...

Exactly the point.

The wrong, unfair and biased selection criterion ended choosing the wrong candidates.

There is a contractual obligation for them to come back and serve the country and there are plenty ways to block them working in foreign countries..

Why so kind to them ????

14-01-2010, 02:42 PM
Exactly the point.

Why so kind to them ????

.......sometimes, birds of a feather - flocks together.... :p

sooner or later, these blokes WILL meet their maker.... now they just looking for replacements manpower for their heirs.... :rolleyes:

thats why you have GEN.2 politicians in the cabinet [as lousy QC as their Proton namesake...]

14-01-2010, 03:28 PM
Simple: JUST DON"T DRIVE AWAY EXISTING TALENT is a good start !! :p after that, you can talk about bringing back talent !!