I've learned a lot about the government and the "dasar-dasar" during my induction course. One of them is about the nurses :)
Apparently , the nurses earn as much as doctors do ( in government hospital) . NO KIDDING. If u are a nurse with a degree - u'll start working with the U41 grade - the same as newly grad doctors , case and point - ME. So, in short - my salary is as much as a nurse salary. Well, actually, the nurse earns more. Nurses critical allowance is 5% more than the doctors critical allowance.
Hencefoward , if u want to earn good money in government sector - being a doctor isnt the best choice. Be a nurse with a degree.
ONE MORE INFO :)
by 2013 , there will be SURPLUS of doctors in Malaysia. Therefore , if u are thinking to send ur children to med school now , think twice coz starting from that year, or maybe from 2012 - no job guarantee for doctors! Technically speaking, if u are doing ur matriculation or foundation to go to med school this very year - u will graduate by 2014 , that would be a bad year to start working as a doctor in malaysia. This is a true fact, base on the current production of doctors.
Starting from 2012 - the gov will terminate all the imported doctors. From 2013 , only selected newly fresh grads will be able to do the intership at the gov hospitals.
Instead being a doctor , u could try dentistry and pharmacy. Our nation needs a lot of dentist and there wont be enuf dentist in malaysia at least until 2020 :)