“Malaysia is one of the major education destinations in the world, something like 12th, but this is driven by droves arriving seeking economic opportunities in Malaysia via student passes and marketing initiatives to capture sales in unchartered states — marketing firms being paid handsomely, degrees guaranteed upfront and shifting operations to the next country which has not learnt from returning graduates how much fun there is to be had living and studying in Malaysia.
And just like in every other sector, local business owners — in this case universities — hire foreign workers to replace locals on the basis of competitive pay. Your Bangladeshi business math lecturer earns far more than his countryman manning petrol stations but far less than his Malaysian competitor is willing to go for. ” http://ow.ly/Cu3M3
My weekly column in The Malay Mail Online