3rd CPPS Malaysian Youth Public Policy Roundtable
CPPS’ 3rd Malaysian Youth Public Policy Roundtable Discussion was held at the Malaysian Houses of Parliament on the 18th of August 2016 and attended by 60 youth leaders. The theme for the day’s discussions was brain drain, with the overarching topic: “The Challenge of Retaining Talent in Malaysia”.
I had the chance to share the stage with my two friends -- youth leader Syed Saddiq and ASLI COO/CPPS Senior Director Ng Yeen Seen.
I took this opportunity to present a policy proposal for a Global Network of Malaysians (GNM).
Counting the brain drain
Highly-educated professional Malaysians are leaving
Why are they leaving?
Not all hope is lost
What can we do?
Calling for a Global Network of Malaysians (GNM)
i) Global Malaysian Summit (something like the Global Transformation Forum)
ii) Regional events (e.g. conferences)
iii) Cultural events
We can leverage on a pre-existing network of Malaysian associations and student councils overseas. They can link us with the broader Malaysian community in their respective countries. GNM can act as a coordinator and connector between all the associations.
1. Malaysian Associations Overseas (21 associations)
2. Malaysian student overseas community
Learning from a failed past attempt
You can find the full report of the roundtable below