No matter how far we go in the world, home is certainly where the heart is. And with our home going through a period of transformation, there’s no better time than now to return and be part of this exciting journey. Talented Malaysians can band together to spur the country to a high income status by 2020. So pack your bags and balik kampung as many opportunities await you on home turf. Let’s be Malaysians for Malaysia.
Returning Expert Programme
The Returning Expert Programme (REP) was introduced to attract, facilitate and retain aspiring Malaysian returnees. Guided by TalentCorp’s expertise, this programme is constantly being improved to meet the needs of Malaysian expats. For example, as of 12 April 2011, a revised scheme of incentives for the REP was announced by the Prime Minister himself.
Scholarship Talent Attraction and Retention (STAR)
This programme is a collaboration between TalentCorp and the Public Service Department (JPA). STAR enables JPA scholars to serve their scholarship bond in the private sector. Participants who take part in this programme will be given opportunities to serve at key Malaysian companies that support the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP).
Career Fair Incentive (CFI)
The Career Fair Incentive is a TalentCorp initiative due to be launched within the first quarter of 2012. It offers tax benefits to companies who participate in career fairs held overseas and endorsed by TalentCorp. Career fairs should target Malaysian students currently studying overseas and Malaysian professionals working and residing abroad.
Read more about the REP, STAR and CFI from returning Malaysians.
Perlis-born Adam Azlan is one of the first to be involved with the STAR programme. He had known from a young age that he wanted to grow his talent for quantitative challenges and problem-solving materials into a successful career.
Toi See Jong is the Chief Executive Officer of Tokio Marine Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad. After spending 8 years abroad, his move back to Malaysia was motivated by his passion to contribute to the country’s development by sharing the expertise, skills and experience he gained during his time away.
Mohd Zaki Awang is a Senior Production Technologist at Talisman Malaysia Limited, a Canadian company which has a Production Sharing Agreement with Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS). He spent 3 years in Vietnam and 5 years in Saudi Arabia before returning home to Malaysia.
Born and raised in Kuching, Malaysia, Marianne Chuo is one of the first Public Service Department (JPA) scholars to be involved with the Scholarship Talent Attraction and Retention (STAR) programme.