Why Malaysians want to stay in Canada—temporarily

If Canada truly wants the Malaysian talent it has cultivated to stay, simplifying visas may be the first step to take.

WEF Photo: Moritz Hager
Malaysian Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed in Davos, Switzerland on Jan. 20.
Lotus Yang Ruan
Published: Friday, 02/05/2016 12:00 am EST
Last Updated: Friday, 02/05/2016 2:00 pm EST

Many Canadians mistakenly think of Malaysia as densely populated, poor, disorganized, and inefficient. But this resource-rich country of nearly 30 million has been one of the most successful economies both in Southeast Asia and among the developing countries overall.

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