A 23-year-old Malaysian has emerged as the top student in his final-year law examinations at Cambridge University.
Tan Zhongshan (pic) obtained a first-class honours in the Bachelor of Arts (Law) in June this year at Queens’ College, which is part of the university, one of England’s oldest and most prestigious.
“I will also join the Singapore Legal Service in January,” said Tan, who was awarded an Asean scholarship by Singapore’s Ministry of Education after completing his A-Levels at the Temasek Junior College there.
Well, well. What does this say about brain drain. The latest report states that close to 800,000 brilliant brains from Malaysia are out there working and contributing to the advancement and well-being of other countries. At the Singapore Mount Elizabeth Hospital, more than half the doctors are from Malaysia.
I am crying my heart out. Beating my chest like a Gorilla not for any victory but for the utter frustration. But the power that is, is not worried about this dilemma. They view it as if nothing has happened to the country. Talk about wooing back the brains. They are not taking any positive step to prevent brain drain. Still wanting to woo back what is lost? Only talk cockeral, bloody hypocrites.
Malaysia is bleeding, Malaysia Bo Liau. The last two words in Hokkien may mean "no more" or "no standard" depending on your intonation. Either way it's a losing game.