The article reports that ethnic quotas and a Byzantine bureaucracy is hampering Malaysia's attempt to become a scientific powerhouse. Today Malays are practically guaranteed admission into public universities, and they receive nearly all of the scholarships despite performing lower academically than other ethnic groups. Unable to gain admission into the few quality universities in the country, each year tens of thousands of young Chinese and Indian Malaysians leave to attend institutions abroad. Yet Malaysia, like neighboring Singapore, is banking on becoming a biotechnology hub. Like Singapore, it has launched a major campaign to lure top-notch scientists to its shores. However, due to its policies, Malaysia has lost far more people to brain drain than it has been able to hire from abroad.
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