Dec 15, 2005

an informal guide to nick 1 million from national trust

The Star (Friday December 16, 2005)

PSD refers 44 medical graduates abroad to A-G

KUALA LUMPUR: The Public Service Department (PSD) has referred to the Attorney-General’s Office the case of 44 government-sponsored medical graduates who failed to return after completing their studies overseas.

Parliamentary secretary in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Mohd Johari Baharum said the graduates did not apply to defer their return to Malaysia, which violated the terms of their agreement with the PSD.

“The Government agreed to allow graduates to stay back for between one and four years but with permission from the PSD and under certain circumstances,” he said in reply to a question by Tay Puay Chuan at the Dewan Negara yesterday.

He said among the circumstances were if the graduates were pursuing studies at a higher level or waiting for their spouses to complete their studies or training.

On their return, he added, the graduates would be required to register with the Public Service Commission and the Malaysian Medical Council to facilitate their appointment in the civil service.

A total of 264 medical graduates have failed to return after completing their studies.

They were among the graduates whose applications to stay back were rejected.

Mohd Johari said government-sponsored students who failed to return must pay back the costs incurred, which included study fees, allowances and flight tickets.

Previously, in 2003, such graduates would have been fined RM160,000, but now they have to pay all the costs, which in the case of those who studied in Ireland amount to almost RM1mil per student. – Bernama

conclusion: no wonder, our country is short of doctors… and also short of funding for lots of our health services… over these years, if the calculation is correct, we had lost RM 264 million. The names of those "doctors" should be published in local newspapers for "stealing" 1 million from all the down-to-earth black, brown, yellow-assed tax-payers in our country.

PSD took 2 years to come up with the idea of raising the fine from RM 160, 000 to RM 1 million denotes:

  • lack of efficiency in PSD, never could really walk the talk
  • there will be slim chance for the complete collection of fines, and if it does happen (a miracle!), it will probably be in the year 2030 (thanks to prediction by Madame Zouk, gypsy at 3rd alley down Old Klang Road).
  • as for now, there will be a continuous outflow of money to sponsor medical candidates abroad.

To all christians, or christmasians (non-christian who actually loves Xmas more than christians)…

Season of joy, season of giving, home is where the heart is,

Be at home, and have yourself a merry, merry little Xmas

pilo-ism: there’s a million ways to skin a cat, there’s also a million ways to skin the tax payers money, and the best way is to get a loan and turn it into a ’scholarship’.

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