More secondary school leavers in Malaysia don't plan to continue studying, study shows

Some are wondering if the trend of young people turning their backs on tertiary education has contributed to Malaysia's manpower shortage. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK
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KUALA LUMPUR - Muhammad Kamal will be done with secondary school soon. But instead of going to college, the 17-year-old has a different plan - to work full time on his YouTube channel.

"Everyone's saying the only way to make money is by getting tertiary education. I respect that, but I'm already making about RM2,000 (S$620) in passive income from occasionally sharing clips of me gaming on my channel," he told The Straits Times (ST).

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