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The False Expectation of “Brain Drainer”

For one thing, I don’t believe Malaysia is suffering from any serious brain drain. Brain drain is nothing but a delusion by a quarter of Malaysians living oversea to give them a sense of importance to the country despite choosing a “greener” grass abroad. It is also a form of false perception created by the oppositions and hatters to give justification on why the government must listen to them, otherwise they will leave and their departure will seriously hurt Malaysia.

Don’t get me wrong. I am not against Malaysian working or moving oversea. I myself have been an expat and living oversea for more than 10 years. I am only against people who try to paint the perception that Malaysia is suffering from brain drain because people like us choose to work oversea. Worse is to believe that just because you have worked or lived oversea, Malaysian would have to drop to their knee and beg you for your service and guidance.

Malaysia is a competitive and vibrant market where there is abundance of talents to offer. I, for once never consider myself any better than other Malaysians who stay and work at home. I also believe that whatever I have done oversea, there are many other Malaysians who can do at least at par, if not better than what I can do. If I would ever come home, I would expect myself to be another nobody who will compete equally with other Malaysian. If I would ever be heard, it would be because of what I can offer, not because I am some kind of brain from oversea that everyone must listen to. If I would ever to make it, it would be because of my skills and capability, not because of my oversea work experience that I am bound to succeed.

Nevertheless, what I know for sure is that 99.99% of Malaysian working or living oversea, they return to Malaysia simply because it is time for them to return. Not because they are attracted by some perks offer by some government agencies.

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Jurutera Berbakat Ambil Keputusan Berhijrah Selepas Kemahiran Dan Kebolehan Beliau Dipandang Sepi

http://www.thevocket.com/dr-muiz-murad/

Dia adalah sahabat aku sejak dibangku sekolah. Kami berpisah bila dia memasuki Maktab Tentera Diraja (RMC) sebelum berlepas ke Australia untuk mendapatkan Bachelor, Master dan seterusnya PhD.

Ketika usianya baru 33 tahun, Muiz Murad telah pun memiliki PhD dalam Mechanical Engineering (pengkhususan dalam fluid dynamics dan aero acoustics) dari University of Swinburne, Melbourne.

Beliau kemudian menetap di negara kanggaroo itu kerana terpilih untuk bekerja di sana kerana tetapi jauh di lubuk hatinya, beliau ingin kembali untuk menabur bakti pada Malaysia, tanah tumpah darahnya.

Disebabkan berpegang teguh kepada cita-citanya itu, Muiz telah melepaskan jawatan dan gaji yang cukup tinggi di sana untuk kembali ke tanah air.

Namun selepas 7 tahun kembali ke tanah air, beliau terpaksa berhadapan dengan 1,001 kerenah yang tak pernah beliau sangka sewaktu mengambil keputusan untuk meninggalkan Australia dulu.

Kini, di tanah air sendiri, dia telah ditipu, dinafikan kemahiran dan kebolehannya, dipandang sepi oleh pihak bank dan pelbagai lagi hingga beliau merasakan sudah tiba masanya untuk beliau kembali semula ke tempat di mana tenaga muda yang berkebolehan sepertinya dihargai dan diiktiraf setimpal dengan ilmu yang beliau miliki.

Aku percaya, bukan Dr. Muiz seorang yang terpaksa menempuh kesukaran sebegini.

Sayang sekali, di saat kita berusaha bersungguh-sungguh untuk membawa balik tenaga pakar dan profesional dari luar negara seperti beliau, nampaknya kita jugalah yang MEMUSNAHKAN IMPIAN, ILTIZAM DAN PENGORBANAN mereka.

Ini bukan cerita politik. Ini bukan cerita seorang pemuda yang bencikan negara atau pemerintahnya.

Ini kisah seorang pemuda yang mahu menabur bakti pada agama, bangsa dan negaranya berlandaskan kemahiran dan pemikiran aras tinggi yang dia miliki setelah lebih 10 tahun berjuang untuk mendapatkan ilmu di negara orang.

Di mana silapnya?