Tuesday, 23 February 2016

156 Professors' Contracts Terminated Due to Budget Cut

Malay Mail Online:
Majlis Profesor Negara (MPN) menjelaskan seramai 156 profesor berstatus kontrak berusia 61 hingga 70 tahun di universiti awam tidak dilanjutkan perkhidmatan susulan kekangan bajet.
After the recent employee retrenchment in Malaysia's oil and gas and banking industries, even the unbreakable "iron rice bowl" jobs (aka government staffs) like senior professors in Universiti Awam (UA) in Malaysia are hit.

Also, an interesting fact on the number of professors in Malaysia:
Akhbar itu melaporkan Malaysia mempunyai 2,254 profesor, dengan 1,867 orang berkhidmat di universiti awam.