Funan Weng Ipoh Hor Fun
^ What’s their field of research and did they do their undergrad or postgrad studies here?
I know before 2010, PRC PhD holders had a fairly easy time getting PR ‘cos my now-SC colleague and her fellow PRC friends have PRs from that era. Now even PRC PhD doesn’t guarantee a PR.
Their fields of research are diverse. Cancer, ageing, neuro, etc. Even the “hot” fields don’t guarantee anything.
I have 4 PHD friends out of whom, 2 got their SC recently and 2 are still PR's. All in the last 5-7 years. 2 .....
I suspect that Covid might have prompted more Malaysians than ever to apply, raising the bar for everyone else. So an increase in rejections might have more to do with the number of Malaysians in the queue (we know who gets ultimate priority).