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Malaysia faces oil and gas ‘brain drain’

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Malaysian oil and gas workers are being lured away from home by foreign companies, leading to a shortage of skilled labour, according to the deputy director-general of the country's Manpower department. 

A Petroliam Nasional Bhd. (Petronas) gas station stands in front of the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on March 5. Malaysia is facing a "brain" drain in the oil and gas industry as local workers are lured away by higher salaries abroad, according to the deputy director-general of its Manpower department. (Bloomberg photo)

Multinational oil and gas firms based in Singapore and the Middle East are attracting Malaysian workers with higher salaries, Syed Mohamad Noor Syed Mat Ali told The Star.

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