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304,358 M’sians Migrated To Other Countries From March 2008 Till Aug 2009

November 30, 2009

Dipetik dari BERNAMA

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30 (Bernama) — The Dewan Rakyat was told Monday that 304,358 Malaysians migrated to other counrtries from March 2008 till August this year.

Deputy Foreign Minister Senator A. Kohilan Pillay said the figure for 2007 was 139,696 citizens.

“Among the factors for their migration were because of education, brighter career or business prospects as well following their spouses for Malaysians who married foreigners,” he said when replying to a question for Chua Tee Yong (BN-Labis) on the matter.

To a supplementary question from Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad (PAS-Kuala Selangor), Kohilan said the Science, Technology and Innovations and Human Rescource ministries were making efforts to get Malaysians abroad to come home among others through a “brain gain” programme.

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  1. miee permalink
    December 2, 2009 1:36 am

    How they come to the figures? Any economic data too?
    Foreigners applying permanent resident status in other countries do not automatically become the citizen of that country.
    So, migrate in what sense? Short sting? Become a citizen of another country?

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