Scientists reluctant to return, says Law


  • Nation
  • Friday, 24 Jan 2003

SHAH ALAM: The scheme to lure Malaysian scientists serving abroad to come back home has not been encouraging, Science, Technology and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Law Hieng Ding said. 

He said the Government would therefore have to come up more attractive packages, including providing opportunities for these scientists to set up commercial establishments here. 

Law said some of the scientists were in two minds about serving their motherland as they were sceptical over the potential to carry out their trade on a commercial basis here. 

“We had about 100 scientists who returned from abroad more than five years ago but the economic downturn in 1997 and 1998 saw very few responding to the scheme,” Law said after officially opening the Malaysia-Russia Technology business forum at Sirim Bhd yesterday. 

He said it was necessary to make the scheme more attractive since Malaysia was highly committed to research and development, especially in the science and technology fields. 

Apart from luring the Malaysian scientists to serve in the country, Law said the government would also try to get scientists from developed countries to work together with their local counterparts.  

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