MALAYSIA’S economic competitiveness could be greatly improved if the Government is able to attract world-class experts to mentor local talents in developing higher skills and knowledge in key industries.

Human resources consultants say this approach to brain gain could propel Malaysia into a knowledge based-economy faster.

ICC Consultant Centre Sdn Bhd managing director Dr Abdul Farouk Ahmed said the enticement of individuals with great potential or special skills and knowledge, especially foreigners, was practiced by many developed and developing countries.

“The United States, Britain and many European countries have been snatching talents for many years to develop their economies,” he said, adding that Singapore was also very proactive in attracting foreigners with value-added skills to work and reside in its country, including Malaysians.

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