Malaysia scales up welcome for expats and their families

Published:  11 Dec at 6 PM
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In 2013, Malaysia’s government will set up an Expatriate Services Division (ESD) aimed at encouraging overseas workers and their families to set up home in the country.

Highly-skilled and entrepreneurial applicants for the new scheme will find simpler visa regulations based on a similar and highly-successful Singaporean initiative known to have attracted a good number of multinational companies and talented individuals to the state. In the meantime, Malaysian PM Najib Razak has reassured Malaysian workers that foreigners won’t take their jobs.

According to Razak, local talent will be encouraged by foreign talent, moving the country forward with increased dynamism. The blueprint of the scheme, christened Vision 2020, sees global talent developing the country’s existing workforce to the benefit of the economy.

The scheme is slated to be up and running by March 2013, and will provide an integrated facility through a Residence Pass Talent 10-year visa for foreign workers and their families. Razak stated that the country wishes to foster a more relaxed and open approach to those applying to migrate, with the hope of attracting top talent by offering security and permanence as well as advice and a raft of services.
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Erum wrote 7 years ago:

Has this Expatriate Services Division started??

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