Malaysia to set up an expat division
Malaysia is to set up an “expatriate services division” to attract more foreign professionals to relocate to the country.
The government is keen to diversify its workforce and draw on foreign talent. Accordingly, the new body will be tasked with trying to convince highly skilled and entrepreneurial expats to move to Malaysia.
As an incentive, officials will be very hands on with making such a move as easy as possible, explained prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
He said that they had formed a joint working committee, which is headed by home minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, to “coordinate with the relevant agencies to develop further innovation in the immigration policy and services”.
The prime minister reassured workers in the country that this would not undermine local talent or take away opportunities for Malaysians, as foreign professionals will contribute to its economic dynamism.
Malaysia offers expats a lot. It has been described as having a vibrant economy, is considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the world and has enjoyed decades of political stability.