CM: Vital need to curb brain drain
150 DAP members gathered at the compound of a house in Batu Ferringhi, Penang, on Tuesday to celebrate Chinese New Year.
The members, mainly from the Bukit Bendera division, were seen helping themselves to the steamboat dishes prepared by host Batu Ferringhi DAP deputy chairman Tan Yong Bee.
Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who was the guest of honour, said in his speech that the country must retain more talents to curb brain drain.
“If we lose the best talents, how are we going to develop the country?” he asked.
Bukit Bendera MP Liew Chin Tong said the party hoped more youngsters aged 21 and above would register themselves as voters.
“The Election Commission has announced that Malaysia has 11.2 million voters but there are still about four million eligible voters who have yet to get registered,” he said.
Also present were Pulau Tikus assemblyman Koay Teng Hai and Tanjung Bungah assemblyman Teh Yee Cheu.