EPF data indicate more being employed
It is a difficult situation for the government if Malaysians chose not to work or simply can’t find jobs. “This is a free market economy. What can the government do if talents don’t want to work for private enterprises? There are many reasons for that. For example, many companies cannot find talents. It could be salary mismatch, and it could also be skill sets mismatch in other fields due to the change in industries,” says Centre for Research, Advisory and Technology (Create) CEO Ng Yeen Seen.