The Tempinis diaries

December 5, 2007

The Brain Gain’s Poster Boy Wants Out

Filed under: education, malaysia — Tags: , , , , — toru @ 1:47 pm

A very interesting article  from the Chronicle of Higher Education dated 11/11/2005 that I found here.   It seems that the person mentioned in the story Rajah Rasiah has moved back to Europe.

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The Brain Gain’s Poster Boy Wants Out

By MARTHA ANN OVERLAND

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Rajah Rasiah once considered himself a fortunate man. At the age of 45 he was a full professor at United Nations University, in Maastricht, the Netherlands, earning more than $150,000 a year, tax-free.  

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November 27, 2007

Malaysian Born Talent: Part II

Filed under: education — Tags: , , — toru @ 2:50 pm

This is a follow up on my previous post on the brain drain from Malaysia.  I discovered more talented individuals from reading Tony and Kian Ming’s excellent Education in Malaysia blog.  The people mentioned are former NUS Medicine Dean, Lee Eng Hin  mentioned in this post. From this other informative post, I also discovered that Harvard anthropologist Engseng Ho and Stanford scientist Mah Wan Tan are Malaysians.

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