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JAKARTA – The brain drain phenomenon in Malaysia must be looked at from a different angle because the government can still benefit by utilising the expertise of Malaysians working overseas, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof.

Fadillah, who is also agriculture and commodities ministry said among factors influencing brain drain is the research field and the complete facilities and support services in places like Silicon Valley, United States – which can also enhance their expertise and potential.

“In Malaysia, many have moved to other countries, especially those in science and technology. (This is) due to the lack of ‘the whole value chain’ that can provide a conducive environment for them.

“Brain drain needs to be looked at from a different angle, like how citizens working abroad can contribute to the country. To me, if there is a declaration for the purpose, it will be good,” he said after a dinner with the Malaysian diaspora in Indonesia here tonight, in conjunction with his three-day working visit to Indonesia starting today.

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