TalentCorp needs to be empowered to realise goals, says Saravanan

ISKANDAR PUTERI: Talent Corporation Malaysia Bhd (TalentCorp) needs to be empowered to ensure that the agency achieves its original goal to bring home talents including professionals who migrated overseas because of better offers.

Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M Saravanan (pic) said this was because the achievements of TalentCorp, an agency under the Human Resources Ministry established in 2011, was seen to be unsatisfactory.

He said that one of the main challenges faced by the agency to achieve that goal was the difference in the value of the ringgit against foreign currencies which are more profitable.

"It's not just the professionals but those at the lower levels, they still choose to go abroad and this is a big challenge we face because when they leave, we don't have complete information of their whereabouts, or their field of work, including those working in Singapore.

"That is the reason why the ministry initiated TalentCorp to bring home professionals who have gone abroad but its performance is still unsatisfactory,” he told reporters after attending a Leadership and Management programme here on Sunday (Sept 25) night.

He said this when asked to comment on the steps taken by the government when many Malaysians including professionals are moving overseas to seek employment because of better salary offer.

As such, he urged the public to restore political stability to enable the country's economic recovery to run smoothly.

Meanwhile, Saravanan said the government is developing a special portal that contains data on Hindu temples across the country to resolve any arising issues involving the community's place of worship.

He said, the portal will display specific information about the validity of temples in the country, including the age, land ownership, organisation charts and so forth, for more effective distribution of government allocations to Hindu temples nationwide. - Bernama

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