A 27-year old Malaysian woman, Dr. Lam Shu Jie is a scientist who have discovered possible solution to cure Superbug infections. Unfortunately, Australia seems to be prouder of her than Malaysia.
Bhagat Singh Nejar who posted in Facebook about Dr. Lam Shu Jie mourned about Malaysia losing another great talent to foreign countries. He said, “She was One of the Best Students in SPM but Failed to Get JPA Scholarship…” because of that she went to Australia and finished her degree there and everything went so well for this lady.
Bhagat Singh Nejar added, “With her excellent results from Melbourne University, she got the scholarship from the Australian government to further her postgraduate master degree. In addition, with a sponsorship and funds for her research, her excellent research dissertation was noted even during the first year of her PhD study.”
Dr. Lam Shu Jie also got great recognitions for her discovery of Superbug infections’ cure in Melbourne University. She was not just recognized in Australia but also in China and other international papers for her great contribution in the field of medicine.
“China has just awarded her the illustrious ‘Young Overseas Chinese Award’ in Beijing. China’s Health Minister Gao Qiang personally handed the coveted award to her. Currently, China, Australia and Singapore government and Universities are fighting to recruit her at their research centre respectively,” Nejar said.
He added, “Many believe her quality research work will have massive global impact. She has the potential to win a Nobel Prize in future! I wonder why Malaysia isn’t doing anything to rope her back.”
This reality brought so much disappointment to Malaysian people.
Here’s another Malaysian citizen who also expressed her sadness. She said, “We have so many amazing ‘Malaysians’ that we are extremely proud of but where are they? Cassandra Hsui, Lim Jia Yi, James Wan, Lam Shu Jie, etc. These are all names we will proudly call Malaysian but are barely Malaysians anymore as they bring their talents to other countries. Would any of them really want to come back here after such great achievements over in greater countries?”
Though this was really a sad story for Malaysia, many people are still agreeing that Dr. Jie did the right decision of going elsewhere where her potentials will be improved.