Dealing with surplus of PhD graduates


IN light of the current graduation and convocation season, it is timely to revisit the criticisms levelled at local graduates, especially PhD holders from Malaysian public universities.

This issue was brought up in the Dewan Rakyat recently following the public backlash against an MP who wrongly made false claims about the familial ties of leading politicians both in Malaysia and Singapore. Not only was the MP, who holds a PhD from a local public university, subjected to public ridicule, but aspersions were also cast on PhD holders, particularly those who graduated from public universities.

Get 30% off with our ads free Premium Plan

Monthly Plan


Annual Plan


Billed as RM103.60/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only

Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Academia; PhD quality


Next In Letters

Retirement wishes for Wee Wern
Dispelling first-day-at-school blues
Make Graduate Programme initiative more impactful
Ensuring safety in commercial transport industry
Start now to be ready for VMY 2026
A deadly publicity stunt
Back to old school tactics
Allow reforms to be implemented
Easing the bite of tax hike
Alert the public on danger of sleeping in closed car

Others Also Read