JPA/PSD Scholars Refused to Return Home!

Obtained JPA/PSD Scholarship But Refuse To Return Home?

Some important excerpt about JPA/PSD scholarship holders from the Sinchew Newspapers (13/04/2008) below.

1. Beginning from 2003, there is an increasing trend of JPA/PSD scholarship recipients who refuse to return to Malaysia to serve the government.
2. In 2006, 21 medical students in UK refused to return to Malaysia.
3. In 2007, 63 medical students in UK refused to return to Malaysia.
4. In 2007, 27 medical students in Ireland refused to return to Malaysia.
5. Since 2003, a total of 145 UK graduates, 85 Ireland graduates, 3 Russia graduates, 2 Jordan graduates and 1 Japan graduate refused to return to Malaysia.
6. The students excuses for not returning were they wanted to undergo the housemanship in the countries, but thereafter, they underwent specialist training and registered to practice in those countries.
7. The government spent RM1.1 million per student for the scholarship.
8. Since 1989, about 30 of such cases were brought to court.
9. One student has declared bankruptcy due to the lawsuit.

I seriously cannot comprehend why these people are so selfish!! They were given the opportunity to study medicine with the scholarships using the Malaysian Citizen's money. Yet, they refuse to return to serve the people. The medical profession is to serve the people (patients), especially when they have paid taxes which goes into the scholarship. How can they be so selfish!! Did they obtained the scholarship only for their own hidden agenda?

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玛蒂娜:获奖学金海外深造‧许多医学系生拒回国
2008-04-13 23:42
Source: http://www.sinchew.com.my/

布城)人力资源发展局总监拿汀玛蒂娜揭露,有越来越多获得公共服务局奖学金到国外唸医学系的学生,毕业后不愿回国服务。

她指出,不愿回国服务的学生人数从2003年开始不断上升,在2006及2007年分別有21名及63名在英国就读医学系的学生不愿回国服务;去年也有27名在爱尔兰唸医学系的学生不愿回国服务。

她说,从2003年开始分別有145名及85名在英国及爱尔兰就读的学生不愿回国服务,在其他国家毕业又不愿回国的医学系学生还包括俄罗斯3人、约旦2人及日本1人。

她透露,这些学生是以要在当地完成两年实习为理由不回国服务,他们在完成实习后,继续留在当地修读专科,並在获得专科医生资格之后,在当地注册执业。

她表示,政府耗资超过110万令吉(每名学生),作为这些学生5年的奖学金。

她在接受星报访问时指出,在2003年之前,公共服务局只对那些毁约不愿回国为政府服务10年的学生,征收16万令吉的赔偿及宽恕对待这些学生,是导致越来越多学生不愿回国服务的原因。

建议调高毁约赔偿金额

她指出,当局应该对毁约的学生採取更严厉的行动,因此,建议政府將毁约的赔偿金额调高至奖学金的2至3倍。

“我们从1989年至今已经將30个类似个案交由总检查署採取法律行动,其中一名学生更是因此而被宣判破產。”

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星洲日报‧2008.04.13

6 comments:

KyonMin said...

Cibai ungrateful students.
This happens when they give scholarship to high income family rather than the poorer ones!
The rich can cover court fees whatever shits what. So if the scholarships are offered to the poorer ones, at least, anyhow also sure will come back Malaysia!

Ping Ping said...

my sis was a JPA scholar and took Pharmacist. She is back to serve the government for 7 years. Most of the students who took up doctor refuse to come back cause they have to serve the government for 10 years and the salary over there is so much higher. I think to take people's money and then refuse to come back is really selfish la.

And you are a doctor for goodness sake. I hope the doctors will come back and serve the country. Else, in future, there'll be lesser scholarships given..

Teddy said...

Kyonmin,

Yea, I agree...It is a very ungrateful situation when they take tax payers money, go overseas, then dont come back, they earn big money over there, become famous top specialist, but nvr comeback to serve...

Teddy said...

ping ping,

if the person really have passion towards the career.. then salary and years to serve will not be an issue...

it is a health sector, the priority is the patient's health not their personal wealth... if they keep thinking about earning big money only, then i dont think they possess the quality to be a doctor in the 1st place.. I wonder how JPA/PSD screen this so called scholars...

3POINT8 said...

those people who offer scholarship should really tell how is the deal like.
I think they should tell the truth to students saying something like:
If you accept this scholarship, you will be given the oppurtunity to study this course at this country. After completion, you are required to service the country for an amount of year. Bear in mind that this country offers this much of pay where as our country offers this much of pay.

That way, those who think that its not worth it, will not take up the scholarship. Its good cause it gives other people a chance...

Teddy said...

3point8,

i dun tink these students who wana study medic doesnt know about malaysian doctors pay..

i tink they kno from the start, n have all intention to not come back from the start oso...

everybody knows doctor in malaysia dun get paid like overseas... wasted all the money...

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