The national brain drain rate of 5.5% is higher than the global average: Sivakumar

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Human Resources is drafting measures to combat the brain drain phenomenon, which at 5.5 percent of the population is much higher than the world average of 3.3 percent, according to its minister V. Sivakumar (Picture) called.

“In total, 1.86 million Malaysians live abroad, and of those, 1.13 million stay in Singapore,” he said after chairing a dialogue session hosted by Talent Corporation Malaysia Bhd (TalentCorp) with 20 industry players here yesterday.

According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the main destinations for the Malaysian diaspora in 2020 are Singapore, Bangladesh, Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Brunei, Sivakumar said, adding that it is a long Time was a matter of time to lure Malaysians back into the country.

“There are two things… first, how do you intend to retire Orang who has left to work abroad? What is the best way to offer certain attractive incentives to get them back?

“Second, how do we make sure there aren’t attractive factors (abroad) or alternatively driving factors in the local industry that make them leave?

“This is a heavy burden (for my ministry and TalentCorp), we are doing what we can to resolve this issue in the best way possible,” he added. –Bernama The national brain drain rate of 5.5% is higher than the global average: Sivakumar

Tom Vazquez

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