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Struggle to stem 'brain drain' as talent departs
Published:  Dec 30, 2010 3:27 AM
Updated: 9:41 AM

When computer engineer Wan Jon Yew left Malaysia in 2005 for a job in Singapore, all he wanted was to work in the city state for a few years before going home. Now, he says, he will never return.

With a family, a home and a car, he now plans to settle in Singapore for good - just one of the many Malaysians stampeding abroad every year in a worrying "brain drain" the government is trying to reverse.

"I wouldn't consider going back to Malaysia, I won't look back. If I were ever going to leave Singapore, I would migrate to Australia," said the 28-year-old, who now has permanent resident status...

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