Consumerist: Mustapha Mohamed Right But When Talent Is Not Recognised, Rewarded, Retained – Will They Stay?

Dato Jacob George

‘If not we will continue to with double portions of naked hypocrisy continue to highlight in our media, the international and global achievements of talented Malaysians who have left us for foreign land in frustration and because of non-recognition of their talent in Malaysia!

In the new country of adoption, they have three R there – recognition, rewarding and retention!’ – Datuk Dr Jacob George

Consumerist: Mustapha Mohamed Right But When Talent Is Not Recognized, Rewarded, Retained – Will They Stay?

This is said many times before but never accepted as brokers, and race supremacist and other political shenanigans manipulate everything from education and policy decisions to market research findings and now in more clandestine maneuver even plot against minority religious and race issues!

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So I am glad that dear friend, Minister of International Trade and Industry, Mustapa Mohamed has stated what many of us have been saying for decades that if Malaysia wants to move up the value chain rapidly, beyond manufacturing and production, to remain sustainable we need to look at leaders with new mindsets, fresh competencies and specialized skills.

That we should be able to identify global opportunities to take us up the value chain not just fill up Malaysia with unskilled, notorious even criminals from foreign lands just because a ‘sitting MP’, political broker or insider wants to make millions in foreign workers commission!

If not we will continue to with hypocrisy continue to highlight in our media, the international and global achievements of talented Malaysians who have left us for foreign land in frustration and because of non-recognition of their talent in Malaysia!

In the new country of adoption, they have three R there – recognition, rewarding and retention!

Here, what do we have?

I will tell you a little – ‘hari ini dalam sejarah’ type of story!

‘A big time effort invited a very talented globally trained and working Malaysian to revamp their ‘pharma division’ which was going down the drain losing millions!

It will be a two year contract, turn around the company put it on international footing in all aspects, and then leave for a local politically appointed individual to take over for cosmetics reason!

In other words, we could use a local ‘peribahasa’ for it as being a ‘Lembu punya susu sapi nak nama’ type of scenario which is ‘biasa’ here!

She told them to go screw themselves!

In such background, I think my dear friend, Mustapa Mohamed wish may never come true!

More so, when you have another Minister making a fool of himself on a similar subject as if we are not aware what is the real motives of these statements!

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