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PUTRAJAYA: A resident pass will soon be made available to highly-skilled expatriates seeking to continue living and working in Malaysia on a long-term basis, as well as former Malaysian citizens.
Unlike an employment pass, the resident pass will not be tied to an
employer, can be issued for a longer period of 10 years and be renewable
beyond this. Spouses of resident pass holders can also seek employment
"The resident pass will also be made available to our diaspora -
those originally from Malaysia - as well as their offspring who no
longer hold Malaysian citizenship.
"The resident pass is one way to offer them a linkage to Malaysia and
give them the flexibility to return, whether to work or be with family
members," Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said here Monday
when launching Talent Corporation Malaysia.
"In undertaking economic transformation, Malaysia must build both
world-class companies and world-class talent. The transformation will
require the efforts of both Malaysians and foreigners.
"There is broad agreement that Malaysia must look at all sources of
talent, including Malaysians, our Malaysian diaspora and foreigners both
in the country and abroad," he said.
This was one of two new policies Najib announced Monday aimed at
attracting and retaining the best foreign and local talents, whose
skills and expertise will play a vital role in the success of the
Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) and for Malaysia to achieve
developed and high-income status.
The Immigration Department will start receiving applications for the resident pass by April 1 next year.
The other policy, Najib said, was allowing selected students in the
Public Service Department's (PSD) scholarship programme to serve their
bond outside the civil service.