Wrong jobs add to Brain Drain

I have just read a letter to TheStar about how badly our PSD scholars are being treated and I just have to empathise with what they are having to go through. It really sucks to be a Malaysian government scholar once you have graduated. The government just does not manage its talent pool very well, which is why it has to resort to buying talent from overseas.

It is so depressing to see people who have the expertise in critical engineering disciplines like aerospace, marine, electronics etc not being given the right jobs.

It is even worse if the person who ends up with the wrong job becomes bored doing something he doesn’t like.

Having a bunch of unhappy officers in the public sector is not a very productive way to serve the nation. This is the best way to kill the interest and talents of our best brains.

The Government keeps talking about wanting to reverse the brain drain, but I think giving the wrong job to the wrong person is just another form of brain drain.

Describes my feelings exactly.

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Shawn Tan

Chip Doctor, Chartered Engineer, Entrepreneur, Law Graduate.

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