Focus should be on what you can do for Malaysia

I AM writing in response to the letter “Dilemma of highly qualified local scientists” that was published in The Star on Nov 22 (online at; it was penned by a former research Fellow at a Malaysian public university.

As an associate dean of research at a local university with extensive experience in research and academia both internationally and locally, I acknowledge the concerns raised. However, I wish to provide a broader perspective on the opportunities for and realities of scientists in Malaysia.

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