On April 12, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia announced that Malaysian professionals working overseas who return to work in Malaysia and who qualify under the Returning Expert Program are eligible for a transitional income tax incentive (i.e., a flat income tax rate of 15% on their employment income for the first five consecutive years following their return to Malaysia, commencing in the 2012 year of assessment).

No statutory order or guidelines have yet been issued regarding this announcement.