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Returning Expert Programme (REP)

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Run by the Ministry of Human Resources, the programme targeted the return of Malaysians with expertise in information and communication technology, microelectronics, biotechnology, advanced manufacturing, advanced materials, pharmaceuticals, and aerospace and energy. From January 2001 to February 2010, 840 out of 1455 applications were approved, of which 601 actually returned to Malaysia . This programme was re-implemented through the TalentCorp, which approved 5,366 applications from 2011-2019. Under the Scholarship Talent Attraction and Retention programme, 6,604 scholars have served their bonds with 3,424 Malaysian employers up to 2019.


  • Employment
  • Health
  • Infrastructure
  • Return and reintegration

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