Expert conference

Economic Migration, Diaspora and Brain Drain in Asia-Pacific


The phrase ‘brain drain’ refers to the outflow of entrepreneurial skills and talent, hindering productivity and the prospects for economic growth that serious impacts political, economic, policy and social dimensions of affected countries.


Topics and presenters:

  • Malaysian Migration to Australia by Graeme Hugo

  • The Malaysian Diaspora: Citizenship Choices and the Multiplicities of Return by Sin Yee Koh

  • The Malaysia–Singapore Migration Corridor by Yi-Jian Ho

  • The Malaysian Brain Drain Controversy by Adam Tyson

  • Ethnicity, Education, and the Brain Drain in Malaysia: Youth Perspectives by Daasaratan Jeram and Vanitha Sivapragasa

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University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur


  • In collaboration with Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
    • the Faculty of Economics and Administration
      • University of Malaya (UM)
        • Malaysian Economic Association and Talent Corporation Malaysia

          Jan Senkyr

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          Director Indonesia & Timor-Leste / Acting head of the KAS office in Malaysia

 +62 21 7590-9411 / -9414