It’s really great that current events in Malaysia and my research project have inspired more academic research into the serious brain drain situation in Malaysia. Another Malaysian researcher is doing similiar research now and looking for interviewees.
Koh Sin Yee, a PhD candidate in Human Geography at the London School of Economics and Political Science is looking for professional Malaysians in London, Singapore and returnees to Malaysia to interview for her thesis. If you are one, or know someone who fits the bill and is willing to be interviewed, contact her at kohsinyee[at]gmail.com.
You can read more about her thesis at movingmalaysians.wordpress.com.
I’d encourage any of you with friends or family who have been in this situation to schedule an interview with her — your stories are important in capturing the full range of human motivations and circumstances regarding Malaysian migration.