Affirmative Action Drove Many Chinese Malaysians Abroad. Now They’re Thinking About Coming Home.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Robert Leong left Malaysia about 40 years ago, first for boarding school in Northern Ireland and then to study medicine in Dublin. He went on to the U.S., where he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and works in biotechnology.
Now, political upheaval back home is making it more likely that ethnic Chinese expatriates like Mr. Leong will return to Malaysia, bringing talent and capital back with them.