Most have a policy (like Thailand) of "f off foreigners just leave you cash and go"
Its called pride. "Doing it all ourselves"
Malaysia even tried to build its own car industry and came up with the "National Joke" Proton. Thats pride gone mad. Thais build cars but other people designs and brands so they bring in jobs but dont make fooks of themselves. But they have more self-pride as never colonised
As for job hunting though you know how it is. No serious job is given "at random" to those that apply
Order in which "senior" or good jobs given too
- directors children
- royal family
- ministers families
- children/in-laws of Tan Sris
- children/in-laws of diresctors of other companies
- children/in-laws of Datuks
Even lower jobs are given not on merit. Secretarial jobs are given to wives of managers/directors. Usulaly they come in for 2 hours a day to strut around and shout and "lower people"
Malaysisa is a feudal society which until relatively recently was all Kampungs with the local tribal leaders and a hiearchy going upto the Sultan.
After all these VIP's are given "good" jobs whats left for bright locals without connections? not much!
And for exapats? get real
There are lots of the big consultancies around as half of the above are retards so a westerner/singaporean/asian expat has to eb employed as a consultant to help them do their jobs
example is YTL. Met one of the owners son on some business discussion (I had some contacts). He cant take a piss without his Matt Sallehs conultants say so! prob has to hold it for him
Malaysia will not become a more productive society until merit becomes more important than connections!