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The public must demand TalentCorp show us their results

Lousy.Engineer @ 2014/07/06 at 8:58 pm:

Go to Talentcorp website -> About us -> Careers -> Deposit Resume

As of today, there are 4 vacancies:-

1. Contact Center Executive (Junior Executive Customer Service)
2. Account Manager, Client Management (Manager / Others)
3. Executive, Program Coordinator (Junior Executive / IT – Network/Sys/DB Admin)
4. Senior Executive, Virtual Outreach (Senior Executive / Others)

Lousy.Engineer @ 2014/07/06 at 9:55 pm:

“Talentcorp belongs to the ‘consulting’ industry (as per listed in Jobstreet).

“I took a brief glance at the job responsibilities for each jobs- seems very well crafted with jargons like SLA (service level agreement), MDO (multilevel disciplinary organization??), KPI.

“One of the job positions’ key responsibility (Account Manager) – “provide relevant feedback for customer and product segmentation”.

“Another job (Contact Center Executive)’s responsibility- “address customers with highest degree of respect and politeness…”

“I wonder who are TalentCorp’s customers and what product(s) they are selling.”

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You can view TalentCorp’s activities HERE.

Note that the two answer options are “Yes” and “Ya” … so it’s all 770 poll respondents who want Pemandu dissolved

 

These multi-billion ringgit consultants will be Najib’s downfall

Yup.

Like Lousy.Engineer, the rest of us too want to know more about the “achievement” of these jargon-stuffed con-sultants.

Pray tell us who the Talentcorp respected “customers” are, and what “products” they are selling to which “segments” of the market.

On a side note, a walk down memory lane recalling the PM’s last brush with his overpaid scissors-wielding advisors is timely.

PemanduPecatNajib

So who’s the new PM?

Remember the Pemandu tweet (screenshot above) that called Najib Razak the “former prime minister”?

A highly suspicious ETP tweet – that one – which rightly caused talk of conspiracy theories.

All the Najib administration screw-ups – the NUCC loose cannons as the most recent example – only serve to renew the “who’s the new PM” speculation because Najib’s popularity is plummeting, is it not?

He is letting the opposition pijak kepala the establishment and his own appointees such as Saifuddin Abdullah are raising hackles within the pro-government camp.

The Umno Titanic is clearly suffering metal fatigue. BN is cracking.

Twitter - firdyfire- PEMANDU sacks PM @najibrazak

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46 thoughts on “The public must demand TalentCorp show us their results

  1. I really don’t understand what talentcorp is supposed to achieve. They want to entice Malaysian professionals abroad to return to Malaysia and contribute to the country’s development? Why?

    They should first find out why these people migrated abroad in the first place. Just because they live outside the country, doesn’t mean that they are not contributing in one way or another. I mean, seriously, who wants to come back to suffer daily traffic jams whilst driving your car on public road which is littered with dangerous potholes and facing the risk of having your car window smash or metal scaffolding from MRT construction on your car, only to reach an uninspiring workplace filled with self-serving idiots who indulge in office politics where everyone is only taking care of their pockets at the expense of the company or tax-payers, and then having to go through another round of traffic jams with lousy drivers only to reach home around 8pm and suffer the ‘news’ on TV where ministers are telling you to eat something else if you cannot afford to eat chicken and another telling you that don’t feed the homeless within 2-km radius of a shopping mall but seems helpless to combat illegal brothels and gambling den? If your office subscribes to Harian Metro and/or Kosmo, that’s just even worse coz you’ve got to endure those tudung-wearing bitches who read those shitty ‘papers’ then talk so much about Islam but yet chronically gossip/condemn others as if they’re already destined for jannah. Who gives a f**k if neelofa is wearing tudung anyway? That’s just a brief description of daily torture ok.

    Why return to Malaysia? If the government really need the help of these extraordinary Malaysians to return with all those goodies which we who’ve been patient enough to endure puzzling issues like loudmouths who are confused with the name of their own God, can only look at, then talencorp must show us their report cards (please show the real numbers la, not some cooked-up statistical shits tau). Show us the net benefits of having all these brilliant Malaysians back in the country. Show us whether all those expensive trips overseas to recruit all these star-performers back home. What are the spillover effects to the local community?

    I think it would be a lot cheaper to just hire these brilliant Malaysians abroad to advise/assist the government as consultants on specific projects/tasks. It is a lot cheaper and a win-win solution for the government and those who prefer to stay in London or Adelaide. If we can pay BILLIONS to consultants especially foreign ones, for doing nothing, surely we can pour the tax-payers money on deserving Malaysians abroad? Tak payah susah2 pusing satu dunia buat majlis kat hotel2 kan? Murah pun murah.

    Well, Pemandu and TalentCorp, show us the data. With your extremely well-educated workforce, surely you guys can do that without any difficulties and in a really short time? Someone once said that it is better to have brain-drain than brain in the drain. I think the current scenario, taking into consideration the intelligence displayed by several ministers and opposition politicians, we’re happily heading towards the latter.

    1. ‘I think it would be a lot cheaper to just hire these brilliant Malaysians abroad to advise/assist the government as consultants on specific projects/tasks.’

      Brilliant!

      But we now know that’s not what they really want is it? The Gomen had just ambik kesempatan on the DAP crybaby calls to panggil all the Cinas balik Malaysia, so that they can solidify the vote bank. The Evangelists need this too for their dakwah movement. And the Gomen pretending they have responded to the brain drained, that some now claims to backfires, just to please the liberals, saying that they really care about the Cinas that had left and really wanted them back with luxurious perks offered.

      1. It would have been better for Malaysia had Hannah Yeoh succeeded in her Tasmania application.

        What is happening now is that the gomen is “punishing” those who stayed back in the the country by using public funds contributed by loyal Malaysian taxpayers here locally to reward the Hannah types for coming back.

        1. ‘It would have been better for Malaysia had Hannah Yeoh succeeded in her Tasmania application.’

          Absolutely.

          ‘What is happening now is that the gomen is “punishing” those who stayed back in the the country’

          That seems more like it. I was really shock the salary for a diploma holder still does not change for the last fifteen years! Worst still some degree holders in KL are being paying diploma holders salary start point. Horrendous. How to negara maju like that?

              1. Both Chew Mei Fun and Waytha Moorthy quit their perks as Deputy Ministers and Senators.

                1. And Zaid Ibrahim too. Since ZI was already a multi-millionaire, perhaps for him tak pandang lah gaji but nonetheless the Pak Menteri job is prestige.

  2. A simple solution would be for the government to allow Malaysians to hold dual citizenships.

    Voila – no more need for TalentCorp!

    1. That’s not a solution. That’s gonna add to the problem. The problem of patriotism and national pride.

      1. The US generally allows it’s citizens to hold dual citizenship with countries such as Australia, New Zealand and the UK, among others.

        Are you suggesting that US citizens holding these dual citizenships are somehow less “patriotic” than their fellow citizens who carry only a US passport?

        What’s “patriotism” and “national pride” got to do with the fact that the “talented” and “skilled”, as well as the ” rich”, can pretty much choose where they wish to live and work?

        Are “patriotism” and “national pride” outdated concepts in a world where capital and investments can cross borders by a stroke of the pen or by the click of a computer mouse?

        1. But we’re not talking about US citizens here. Soccer is not big in US but since they are in the World Cup, the Americans came out in droves to support their national team. The Americans may tell off their politicians but they will never denigrate their own flag or nation.

          Malaysians on the other hand cannot differentiate between policies, politics and national pride. They would burn or fly their flag upside down in a foreign country just because they do not like thr politicians.

          If you think that national pride and patriotism are outdated concepts in this day and age, I suggest you pick up an American flag and burn it in front of their embassy. When you don’t have national spirit or pride, that’s when you will do any and everything for your own personal gain even if it means selling out your own country.

          1. Then what, exactly, are we talking about?

            I seem to remember that Americans burned the Stars & Stripes and dodged the draft during the Vietnam War. Many fled to Canada to escape the draft.

            Where was their “national pride” and “patriotism” then?

            Even now, the rightwing media in the US are going after Obama, never mind that he’s an elected President and the US Commander-in-Chief.

            So, these US media mavens don’t have “national pride”? They are not being ” patriotic”?

            Tell me, what aspect of “national pride” and “patriotism” gives some Malaysians the licence to call other Malaysians “pendatangs” or “evangelistas”?

            And are Malaysians who go off to fight jihadi wars in other countries not cognisant of ” national pride” and “patriotism”?

            1. Vietnam War?? Really??
              The right wing media going after Obama in their own country. John McCain will hit at Obama when he is in America but when he goes to Iraq or any other country, you do not hear him bad-mouthing his President or his country.

              And could be, the “pendatangs” are called so because they seem to behave like newly arrived immigrants and treat this country like a stopover rather than help with nation-building.

              1. ‘And could be, the “pendatangs” are called so because they seem to behave like newly arrived immigrants and treat this country like a stopover rather than help with nation-building.’

                Bingo! I think you nailed it OK, the time you mentioned the magic word. Its hard to argue di mana bumi di pijak di situ langit dijunjung with these kakis. They don;t even speak the language, lets not kid ourselves that they can understand even the tip of it, shall we?!

  3. RE:
    “I took a brief glance at the job responsibilities for each jobs- seems very well crafted with jargons like SLA (service level agreement), MDO (multilevel disciplinary organization??), KPI.
    “One of the job positions’ key responsibility (Account Manager) – “provide relevant feedback for customer and product segmentation”.
    “Another job (Contact Center Executive)’s responsibility- “address customers with highest degree of respect and politeness…”

    Isn’t this the outcome of our poor standards of English usage across the board, and Malaysia’s extremely segregated schooling system?

      1. That bit you quoted sounds more like what a copywriter would write rather than coming from the company itself. Maybe the Star was helping with the spin. Wonder if they are related.

        1. The Firsters are making certain words unsavoury to me.

          Personally I don’t support “bad governance” but the way they go about mouthing platitudes like “good governance”, “building bridges”, etc makes me wanna puke.

        2. Basically what Talentcorp has been doing all this while, is pretty vague with no tangible, measurable benefits or outcome.

          Everything is very subtle here, from the news quoted by Helen down to the job descriptions in the vacancies offered in their website.

          Example:- “…potentially initiate conversations that lead to new ideas for cross-border business and professional opportunities”– what are those new ideas, what do we expect from these conversations? People are watching…

      2. If it is indeed towards such an objective, the government could – among other resources – send email notifications to all their potential “talented Malaysians” abroad to visit websites such as this one where vigorous on-going discussions about Malaysia’s social landscape presently portray viewpoints and reflections that transcend borders. They might believe that there is a way out to those conundrums which have kept them away, if the government hearkens to the good suggestions in this blog.

  4. Their results ? What results ? They have nothing ! Oh wait, do those overseas parties as mentioned earlier count as results ?

    If we were to “force” them to show us their results, maybe, just maybe, they will “reluctantly” point out that thanks to their “efforts”, we have a mushrooming domestic Public Relations/Affairs industry a.k.a consulting.

    This Talent Corp is a con. A fraud.

  5. I think Helen is maybe feeling insecure about competing with Oxford graduates or Harvard alumni!!! For jobs and opportunities in Malaysia, never mind the greater region.

    Or, maybe, she feels that a Malaysian graduate from Oxford or Cambridge or a Malaysian alumnus of Stanford or the Ivy League colleges would be better off overseas than “slumming” it in Malaysia and competing for jobs with graduates from Malaysian universities?

    I think that there are many Malaysians who share her mindset.

    To them, these graduates from foreign institutions are purveyors of a secular, cosmopolitan and “liberal” lifestyle who have no time for the strictures of race or religion.

    These are people whose thoughts and minds can’t be “moulded” or “influenced” by the shrill, paranoid and vocal in Malaysia, and who are not willing to be patronised or talked down to by politicians and commentators.

    1. If the fresh grads want to stay in US (Harvard) or UK (Oxford), then let them stay. I’m not a politician like Hannah Yeoh who tells them “don’t change your country, change your government” … stay in Malaysia-vote for DAP-and put us in power in Putrajaya.

      You’re missing the forest from the trees. The purpose of TalentCorp to lure those who have working experience, EXPERTISE esp. in critical Science & Tech fields to come back. That’s why they’re given waiver to import cars and other perks like that – this presumption implying that they’re already established in their careers and have the capital to import BMWs.

      Fresh grads may not even be allowed to extend their stay in the host country after graduation. This was what happened to Hannah Yeoh who got kicked out of Tasmania.

      Therefore TalentCorp conducting career fairs for undergrads in the Western countries is not fulfilling the scope of the job they were set up to do. And a colossal waste of taxpayers’ funds.

      When people like you purposely deviate from this basic understanding, your motives and your personal putdowns of me (in your comment above) becomes all the more glaring.

      1. Not really. It’s people like you who are taking potshots at TalentCorp because you are pursuing a larger agenda.

        How do you define “talent”? Is it solely about ” working experience” and “expertise”? That’s parasitic – let them earn their ” stripes” in other countries and then “poach” them to come back to work in Malaysia.

        Come to think of it – that’s one aspect of what Singapore is doing to attract talent – and there were complaints about a “brain drain” from Malaysia as a result of this. The World Bank highlighted this in a report and the authorities went into denial mode.

        In any case, you are being mischievous (deliberately or just misinformed) when you wrote that “fresh graduates may not even be allowed to extend their stay in the host country after graduation.”

        Countries change their immigration criteria and qualifications from time to time to match the requirements of their economies. Thus the US is seeking to attract PhD and post-doctoral graduates in science, engineering, technology and IT. Australia is looking for doctors, teachers, nurses and pharmacists. Similarly, the UK, Canada and Germany have their own criteria and skills sets requirements for potential immigrants.

        And it’s a cheap shot to target Hannah Yeoh. If she didn’t, at the time, have the skills set required by Australia, then that’s a matter between her and the Australian authorities. Why it should matter in the Malaysian political arena is anyone’s guess.

        Unless, you are openly questioning her loyalty to Malaysia. If that’s the case, then “come out” and post in plain, simple and unambiguous language, and let the chips fall where they may.

        1. re: “How do you define ‘Talent’?”

          How do you define “Corpse”?

          re: “Is it solely about ‘working experience’ and ‘expertise’?”

          Under the guidelines instituted by TalentCorp, eligible applicants must have eight years’ experience abroad for Bachelor’s degree holders (more years required for Diploma holders, less years for Master/PhD holders).

          A fresh grad does not have 8 years experience abroad, generally speaking. Therefore the career fairs do not fulfil the requirement of “Talent” as defined by the agency itself.

          re: “That’s parasitic – let them earn their ‘stripes’ in other countries and then “poach” them to come back to work in Malaysia.”

          Oh, and its not “parasitic”, to use your word, for other countries to poach these fellas when it is Malaysia that educated them at primary and secondary school level?

          re: “In any case, you are being mischievous (deliberately or just misinformed) when you wrote that ‘fresh graduates may not even be allowed to extend their stay in the host country after graduation’.”

          Why am I being mischievous when the Firster poster girl Hannah Yeoh was kicked out Tasmania and her Aussie PR application rejected? The issue is … “YES” the undergrads are physically abroad at universities but “NO”, it does not mean that an individual acquiring the degree from a mill overseas automatically entitles them to remain overseas.

          TalentCorp is a bad idea from the outset.

          re: “Thus the US is seeking to attract PhD and post-doctoral graduates in science, engineering, technology and IT. Australia is looking for doctors, teachers, nurses and pharmacists. Similarly, the UK, Canada and Germany have their own criteria and skills sets requirements for potential immigrants.”

          Let us see the TalentCorp report card then, how many Oz-resident “doctors, teachers, nurses and pharmacists” that TC got that returned to Malaysia. Though for the life of me, I don’t see how career fairs for undergrads held in Marriot Melbourne and Hilton Adelaide would be able to snag TC nurses and pharmacists.

          re: “And it’s a cheap shot to target Hannah Yeoh. If she didn’t, at the time, have the skills set required by Australia, then that’s a matter between her and the Australian authorities. Why it should matter in the Malaysian political arena is anyone’s guess.”

          The hypocrisy of yelling “Malaysian First” as a young politician when just a few years earlier, she would have junked her citizenship at the drop of a hat, and moaning that having her PR rejected was one of the major devastations of her life.

          re: “Unless, you are openly questioning her loyalty to Malaysia. If that’s the case, then ‘come out’ and post in plain, simple and unambiguous language, and let the chips fall where they may.”

          With ref. to your reply to OrangKampung, what “gives some Malaysians the licence to call other Malaysians “pendatangs” or “evangelistas” … well, it’s the behaviour displayed by people like you. The more your type pipe up, the louder will be the “pendatangs” chants.

          1. Ah…..now you are seeking to “regulate” behaviour, are you?

            Well, it didn’t take too long for that other shoe to drop, did it?

            And, dear, oh dear – are you questioning the effrontery of those who dare to “pipe up”?

            Like the students in Hong Kong who did the “Occupy Central” civil disobedience thing and had the effrontery to question the Chinese government’s Hong Kong policy?

            Are they being disloyal “pendatangs”? If the Catholic Church in China is in disagreement with the Chinese authorities, are the former being disloyal ” evangelistas”?

            It only goes to show up the paucity of your arguments.

            As far as Hannah Yeoh is concerned, whatever her personal shortcomings, at least she had the guts to stand for election and fight her platform in public. That’s what democracy – flaws and all – is about. If she isn’t up to the job, the voters will toss her out at the next election.

            Unless you are saying that those who voted for her were an idiotic bunch of misguided morons who condone “disloyalty” and suspect religious sympathies?

            That would be breathtaking arrogance, to diss those who voted for her.

            As far as TalentCorp is concerned, let’s see whether it delivers the goods.

            In closing, let me say that it’s disingenuous to claim that the Malaysian authorities were/are ignorant for “other countries to poach these fellas……”

            The Malaysian authorities could have put a stop to this “poaching” any time they wanted to. They did not, not then, not now. Why is anybody’s guess!

            1. re: “Ah…..now you are seeking to “regulate” behaviour, are you?”

              In my view, it is the latter day Red Guards who are seeking to “regulate” behaviour and in Malaysia, these Mao neo-cadres take the form of Red Beanies.

              re: “Well, it didn’t take too long for that other shoe to drop, did it?”

              It’s your type that behave as if the 47% BN voters are stupid folks who would be better off barefoot and in the kitchen.

              re: “And, dear, oh dear – are you questioning the effrontery of those who dare to ‘pipe up’?”

              At the risk of prolonging the tiresome polemics, TS Muhyiddin cautioned that the piping up might soon lead to a repeat of May 13. You have to ask him if he was speaking based on Special Branch intelligence.

              re: “Like the students in Hong Kong who did the “Occupy Central” civil disobedience thing and had the effrontery to question the Chinese government’s Hong Kong policy?”

              You’re China centric in your political news interest?

              re: “Are they being disloyal “pendatangs”? If the Catholic Church in China is in disagreement with the Chinese authorities, are the former being disloyal ‘evangelistas’?”

              You’re China centric in your political news interest?

              re: “It only goes to show up the paucity of your arguments.”

              Lemme repeat my argument again. TalentCorp is organizing functions in places like Marriott Melbourne and Hilton Adelaide. To rent a hall in those places cost a lot of money. The events are career fairs for undergrads.

              The T&C to qualify as “returning talent” is having lived 8 years abroad. I doubt that undergrads would meet this criterion. Therefore Talentcorp is not meeting the conditions of their brief. As a govt-funded agency, they are accountable to the public as to how their hundreds of million ringgit budget is spent.

              re: “As far as Hannah Yeoh is concerned, whatever her personal shortcomings, at least she had the guts to stand for election and fight her platform in public. That’s what democracy – flaws and all – is about.”

              Democracy to the Malaysian Chinese electorate is put a broomstick to contest under the Rocket logo and the broomstick will be elected. Or open nepotism, as in the recent case of Ramkarpal Singh inheriting his late father’s Bukit Gelugor seat.

              re: “If she isn’t up to the job, the voters will toss her out at the next election.”

              When Hate is the motivating factor in mob politics, don’t expect democratic behaviour. Why was a healthy 40-something in age PKR Adun asked to stand down so that Anwar Ibrahim – 67 years old with heart problem, bad back, bad neck and prone to arsenic poisoning – to contest in a forced by-election?

              Wasn’t the Kajang YB up to the job as after all, the voters had ushered him into office a mere 10 months or so earlier on 5 May 2013? Yet he was unceremoniously “tossed out” as the Kajang state assemblyman.

              re: “Unless you are saying that those who voted for her were an idiotic bunch of misguided morons who condone “disloyalty” and suspect religious sympathies?”

              Unless you are saying that those who voted for him in Kajang were an idiotic bunch of misguided morons who would have cast their ballot for a broomstick as long as it’s ABU (Asal Bukan Umno).

              re: “That would be breathtaking arrogance, to diss those who voted for her.”

              That would be breathtaking arrogance, to diss those who voted for him. But yet, it happened. They elected an Adun who failed to remain in his job a full year and stepped down for no good reason and cost the EC a few millions to run an unnecessary by-election.

              re: “As far as TalentCorp is concerned, let’s see whether it delivers the goods.”

              The report card should be made public. Or the public should demand to see it.

              re: “In closing, let me say that it’s disingenuous to claim that the Malaysian authorities were/are ignorant for “other countries to poach these fellas…’.”

              Nobody claimed this. Don’t behave like a Dapster. Sendiri cakap, lepas tu sendiri putar dan tuduh.

              1. Helen – to be fair: I think it was you who first mentioned this issue of “poaching” in this thread.

                The records show that Singapore has been getting students from Malaysia to study in it’s schools, polytechnics and public universities.

                Singapore has been giving “Asean Scholarships” for many years now. And it’s been open about this.

                So, why talk about “poaching”, when it’s a free market for skills and talent?

                1. Nope, it was ArimnestosthePlaetean who first introduced this word @ 2014/07/07 at 3:30 pm on this page. He said:

                  “How do you define ‘talent’? Is it solely about ‘working experience’ and ‘expertise’? That’s parasitic – let them earn their ‘stripes’ in other countries and then ‘poach’ them to come back to work in Malaysia.”

    2. “I think Helen is maybe feeling insecure about competing with Oxford graduates… “

      I think you are adding “salt and vinegar” to what Helen is trying to say here. All these blabbering about Ivy Leagues graduates just indicate how you missed her point by a mile.

          1. It’s their tendency to hit below the belt, i.e. saying I’m not an Oxford or Harvard grad.

            This guy is a Christian unless I’m mistaken. I recall past skirmishes with him. He has several nicks.

            1. ArimnestosthePlaetean:::

              “I think Helen is maybe feeling insecure about competing with Oxford graduates or Harvard alumni!!! For jobs and opportunities in Malaysia, never mind the greater region. Or, maybe, she feels that a Malaysian graduate from Oxford or Cambridge or a Malaysian alumnus of Stanford or the Ivy League colleges would be better off overseas than “slumming” it in Malaysia and competing for jobs with graduates from Malaysian universities?

              I think that there are many Malaysians who share her mindset.

              To them, these graduates from foreign institutions are purveyors of a secular, cosmopolitan and “liberal” lifestyle who have no time for the strictures of race or religion. These are people whose thoughts and minds can’t be “moulded” or “influenced” by the shrill, paranoid and vocal in Malaysia, and who are not willing to be patronised or talked down to by politicians and commentators.”

              Rejoinder from sterling Harvard for a greek-named economic sophist :

              [YouTube]

              What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets … lahhhh

              1. ‘“I think Helen is maybe feeling insecure about competing with Oxford graduates or Harvard alumni!!!’

                Fareed Zakaria, PHD Harvad, plagiat penulisan Jill Lepore

                ‘Masalah yang lebih besar ialah, penulis wanita tersebut, Jill Lepore merupakan cendiakawan dengan ijazah kedoktoran daripada Universiti Yale dan sekarang ini bekerja sebagai Profesor Sejarah Amerika Syarikat di Universiti Harvard. Dan Fareed Zakaria sebagai pemegang ijazah kedoktoran daripada Universiti Harvard, patut lebih tahu untuk tidak memplagiat kerja cendiakawan lain, tambahnya lagi.

                Persoalannya bagaimanakah seorang wartawan merangkap penulis kolum yang sudah lebih 20 tahun berkecimpung dalam bidang ini tergamak melakukan perkara sedemikian. David Zurawik daripada Baltimore Sun, menutup penulisannya tentang kejadian ini dengan keras, namun amat bersesuaian, katanya, ‘…mungkin saya seorang moralis jumud, atau mungkin juga kerana saya telah 20 tahun mengajar etika kewartawanan kepada pelajar-pelajar kolej, saya sememangnya tidak pandang betapapun pandai seseorang itu, jika mereka mencuri atau memplagiat idea ataupun perkataan sekalipun, pada saya mereka ini sudah ‘mati’, mereka ini tidak layak untuk dijadikan sumber rujukan untuk sebarang perbincangan berbentuk ilmiah ataupun moral. Dan jika media melakukan kerja mereka dengan baik untuk mengawal kejadian ini daripada berlaku, masyarakat akan lebih mempercayai media. Mungkin juga saya keterlaluan, tetapi saya tidak akan yakin mahupun percaya apa saja yang akan diperkatakan Fareed Zakaria’.’

                http://islam1st.org/2012/08/barat-hipokrasi-maha-acuan-1.html

                125 pelajar Harvard disiasat kerana plagiat

                http://islam1st.org/2012/09/legasi-harvard.html

              2. Ah, yes.

                What, precisely, are these “strictures of race or religion”?

                And how are they incompatible with a “secular, liberal and cosmopolitan lifestyle”?

                It will be interesting to see how this pans out come 2020 – which is the target date for Malaysia to achieve “developed nation” status.

                I wonder how many of these “developed nations” now are contending with the “strictures of race or religion”? Or with “democracy”, “free markets” and “capitalism”?

                It’s good to think about the “moral limits of markets”.

                But it’s empty thinking if you can’t put forward sensible alternatives to “markets”.

                Incidentally, reports indicate that the top US business schools are attracting record numbers of students – both US and foreign.

                Now, where do you suppose all those new-minted MBAs and DBAs will land up?

                Hey, maybe some of them will be scouted by TalentCorp!

  6. Not just Talentcorp, the public needs more means to berate and punish politicians and others who doesn’t only not perform up to standards, extremely wasteful and allows plundering by consultants and cronies, betrays their voters expectations and involved in corruption and crime.

    I’d rather the public holds the balls of politicians, because right now it seems to me, that somebody else is holding the balls of people in BN, judging from their inaction to these issues which rile up so much the people who voted them in the first place.

    Maybe that’s what the former PM tweet means. We probably already have a shadow PM now.

      1. In the treatment of diseases, it is imperative to treat the localized symptom first. Thus, heal the ailments of the Malaysian Airline System foremost with all the talents that you have here and now, and you have them if only you could be more humble yourselves.

        1. Maybe he could. Who knows?

          But we all know that the stewardship of MAS is reserved for a particular ethnic group/race, don’t we?

          And what has that “stewardship” yielded up to now?

          One could argue, based on financials and rankings, that MAS’s erstwhile sibling, SIA, has been/is better run.

          Quite a number of Malaysians (and ex-Malaysians) working in SIA too…..

          Maybe Helen will propound another theory to explain this…..:-)

  7. antara kelemahan kaum melayu ialah tidak mahu mengaku yang orang melayu lain lebih cerdik dari dia. najib is a malaysian 1st.

  8. yes getting or you would say : poaching talents from across the globe is necessary depending of cases and needs. say if the country lack biochemical scientist than by all means, recruit them. if you got people with Malaysian citizenship, the better.

    but the problem with talent corp is its role to promote Malaysian citizens working abroad to come work at home at a huge sum of money. that’s a waste of taxpayer money. I say this move will backfire. why?

    consider we have a Malaysian guy/gal who is brilliant and genius. he/she will surely move abroad to greener pastures. because he/she knows after awhile the government via talentcorp will surely headhunt him/her. that time they can tarik tali and this is where the negotiation game begin. a couple of years of experience under his/her belt would surely hike the price.

    hence the government zeal in bringing back the current Malaysian diaspora will surely encourage the new wonderkids to leave the country early ASAP so they could imitate this mercenary kind of act in the future. and this vicious cycle will go on and on until the government comes to its senses and realize that this is plain stupid.

    it is imperative that the government do its best to nurture new generations for the future. maybe can come up some scheme like if the kid’s IQ more than say 200 then the family gets education support to enhance his/her potential. or give special allocation to younglings who are eager to start a backyard project (like we normally see in US series/film) to trigger their creativity and innovation.

    either way, the bottom line is, it is such a waste of money to lure these Malaysian to come home and work. if they do make the honourable decision to come back, we’ll welcome them with open arms and let it be under their conscience, and their conscience alone.

    1. re: “go on and on until the government comes to its senses”

      You talkin’ ’bout the Najeeeb administration coming to its senses? How long more we gotta wait?

      1. government does not mean najib administration only. maybe the senses will come after najib step down. :)

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