An interesting aspect of this week’s 10th Malaysia Plan (10MP) report was the announcement of a new Talent Corporation, designed to reverse the notorious brain-drain and attract skilled members of the Malaysian diaspora back home.

There are about 700,000 Malaysians working abroad, and the government wants the most skilled of them to return, addressing key shortages in the country’s workforce. The Talent Corporation’s main jobs will be to identify these shortages and work with other relevant government agencies to figure out ways to attract them back and keep them working to benefit Malaysia’s economy.

The Corporation also promises to take notice of foreign talent already within Malaysia, relaxing some immigration laws by allowing them to change jobs, employ foreign maids and bring in working spouses.

source & article: New Straits Times