Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk S.K. Devamany said others were in the communications content, infrastructure, electric and electronic sectors.
“Some who are professionals and highly qualified have been appointed as chief executives of listed companies or as members of senior management in multinational companies,” he said in reply to Datuk Paduka Abu Bakar Taib (BN-Langkawi).
A total of 576 qualified Malaysians had returned home under the programme since January, he said, adding that since the programme was taken over by Talent Corporation, professionals had been provided with incentives.
To further attract qualified Malaysians abroad, he said Talent Corporation initiated outreach programmes to develop its network with Malaysians living abroad in Australia, the United States and Britain.
He said the programmes involved linking up with industries in the country to showcase professional job opportunities and this followed the implementation of the Government’s Economic Transformation Programme.
Devamany added that those who continued living abroad were encouraged to contribute their expertise “wherever they are”.
“As an example, Prof Danny Quah, a lecturer at the renowned London School of Economics, has contributed towards the New Economic Model as a member of the National Economic Action Council,” he noted.
Devamany said Talent Corporation’s incentives under its Returning Expert programme were aimed at facilitating the return of the professionals to serve the nation.
Good question. I wonder how this talent corp chooses people. Because sometimes we feel that those who are loyal here not getting tax rebate as much as them..