Make it easy for foreign or returned experts to start work in Malaysia
DAP National Deputy Chairman and MP for Kepong Dr Tan Seng Giaw calls on the Prime Minister YAB Datuk Seri Najib to ensure that specialists such as good scientists would not take a long time to get work permit such as six months.
Specialists and skilled workers of various fields move from one country to another. What is important is that there are more of them remaining and coming to Malaysia.
On 22.6.2011, Dr Tan asked a supplementary question as YAB Najib talked on Global Science & Innovation Advisory Council (GSIAC).
Having good scientists including those from the United States creating innovations such as for developing smart cities and smart villages in this country is a step in the right direction. If GSIAC projects are successfully implemented, the people can benefit from them.
There are weaknesses such as bureaucracy that must be overcome. If a good scientist or a skilled personnel applies for a work permit or returns from overseas,the duration to get all applications and formalities sorted out must be reasonable. Taking more than six months is unacceptable. An advanced country expedites these applications.
Dr Tan Seng Giaw