Learn more about Courses and the requirements, fees and other details.
Ask Questions to get an education expert’s advice immediately.
Get the latest information about education news, tips and career opportunities.
Find out information about different Institutions and apply to them directly.
A link will be sent via e-mail to initiate password reset. Please check your inbox.
If you have not received it,
Seconds, please click here.
If you have not received it, please click here.
You have reached your password reset limit for today. Please check your spam folder, retry tomorrow or contact us now
A One Time Password (OTP) has been sent to your number at Update Phone Number
Didn’t receive OTP? Resend OTP
Want to change your mobile number? Update Mobile Number
Didn’t get a call from us? Retry now Want to change your mobile number? Update mobile number
Want to change your mobile number? Update mobile number
We have saved your mobile number successfully! You may retry tomorrow.
Your IVR verification call has been initiated.
Visit the International Students section on our website to find out the latest news and everything you need to know about studying in Malaysia.
Published by Afterschool.my on Sep 17, 2020, 10:00 am
Dr Adham Baba, The Minister of Health, said the government is obligated under the law to provide placements in training and two year compulsory service for dental and medical graduates - as stated in The Medical Act 1971 and Dental Act 1971.
The Minister was requested by Senator Rita Sarimah Anak Patrick Insol to state the number of contract medical and dental officers who received scholarships from both the Public Service Department of Malaysia (JPA) and Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) but did not receive any job postings.
Dr Adham Baba, The Minister of Health
Dr Adham clarified in a written parliament reply to the Senator that “permanent appointments of contract medical and dental officers’ consideration are made separately”.
According to the Ministry of Health, the reasons why medical and dental officers are not offered permanent job position are as follow:
Dr Adham also explained that the Public Service Commission of Malaysia (SPA) has offered permanent posts to a total of 665 contract medical officers and 477 contract dental officers until July 31 this year - 311 medical officers were JPA scholars and 164 received scholarships from MARA. Meanwhile, a total of 199 dental officers received scholarships from JPA, while 99 were recipients of the MARA scholarship.
This show that 71.43 per cent of contract medical officers and 62.47 per cent of contract dental officers who received permanent posts were government scholars from either JPA or MARA.
He also added that only the best talents, based on ranking are chosen but did not reveal the criteria for these performance reviews that some doctors have accused of being biased and opaque.
The government was previously urged by the Medical Student’s group, Malaysian Medics International (MMI) and Alor Setar MP Chan Ming Kai to free contract doctors on the JPA scholarship from its 10 year bond, with lack of monetary compensation for JPA, if medical officers are not extended contracts beyond their two- year compulsory service in the public sector.
Are you interested to study medicine and dentistry in Malaysia? Check out our medicine course page here, and discover more about dentistry right here.
Afterschool.my is Malaysia’s no 1 higher education website that provides helpful information on courses, institutions and scholarships for students transitioning from secondary school to university level.
At the heart of academic excellence lies a commitment that transcends conventional lecture room boundaries. It is a commitment to instil values, promote societal transformation, and empower the future leaders of tomorrow. This ethos is vividly embodied by three remarkable educators at the Asia Pacif..
Tan Hui Hui (left), Sharmmen Raj A/L Sanjeevraj (middle) and Adam Iskandar Bahari (right) share their personal experience at KYUEM.Realising your full potential and growing as a person is super important for living a meaningful life. Colleges play a big role in creating an environment where people c..
Arvindraj Krishnan’s interest in the oil and gas industry began during high school. He found the industry fascinating and unique, with much to learn about. The fact that ancient organic matter from millions of years ago, including plants, microorganisms and even dinosaurs, contributed to the f..
To strengthen education collaboration with Belt & Road countries and regions, scholarships have been offered to outstanding students coming from countries along the Belt & Road since the 2016-17 academic year.Exploring opportunitiesOne of them is Chia Xynn Yen from Malaysia, a second-year qu..
Anushiya Kesavan’s path to content writing wasn’t exactly conventional. Initially nudged towards law by her parents, she navigated the rigorous field of legal studies at Multimedia University (MMU). While she excelled in the programme, her heart yearned for something more creative.&ldquo..
Over the last decade, financial technology (fintech) has emerged as a driving force for growth in major global economies including China, the United States and the United Kingdom.As Malaysia initiates its own digital transformation, it begs the question: what is stopping Malaysia from achieving the ..
The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the way we express creativity.As it becomes more influential, this symbiotic relationship between human creatives and AI introduces fresh ideas and helps make the creative process more exciting and innovative.One such example was when CelcomDigi u..
Have you ever wondered how universities like Multimedia University (MMU) stay at the forefront of education and innovation?Similar to the power of partnerships in a group project, where each member's diverse strengths synergise to achieve success, MMU's collaboration with renowned institutio..
In an era where cybersecurity threats pervade every sector, the business community finds itself particularly vulnerable. The repercussions of a cyberattack on a business are not only immediate but can also cast a long-lasting shadow. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are especially at risk, facing..
The cost of pursuing a postgraduate degree can be a heavy burden. This issue becomes particularly notable when intending to study overseas where the high cost of tuition and accommodation, paired with unfavourable exchange rates put such dreams out of reach. Many people who decide to postpone t..
Get the information first