PRESS ROOM 2021 P3

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2021

Malaysia should ramp up, not slow down, spending

Recent reports of Malaysia’s insolvency are greatly exaggerated. On April 12, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin claimed that the government was running out of money, having spent RM340 billion on pandemic-related stimulus measures and RM322 billion on Budget 2021. This is misleading for two reasons.

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Spurred by pandemic, group calls for greater data openness

The group urges the government to engage with the research community and data scientists to formulate a comprehensive legal and policy framework that will strengthen Malaysia’s data governance and ensure citizens’ right to information.

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Kumpulan penyelidik, masyarakat sivil gesa k’jaan kongsi data lebih terperinci

A group comprising researchers, civil society groups and think tanks have called for the government to be more forthcoming about the data it controls, especially in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. In the long run, they urged the government to engage with the research community and data scientists to formulate a comprehensive legal and policy framework that will strengthen Malaysia’s data governance and ensure citizens’ right to information. Article in Malay.

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COVID-19 necessitates improvement of data openness

REFSA is proud to stand with the Research Community and support the importance of data openness and transparency, particularly in light of the current COVID pandemic. We need to acknowledge the importance of sharing meaningful data to better serve the society, while strengthening data governance. We stand ready to engage with the government and share our recommendations on advancing data openness in Malaysia.

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数组职联署呼吁政府 与人民共享疫情真实数据

义腾研究中心和其他国内研究界以及智库组织决定发起请愿活动,恳请政府公开数据与人民共享,以减少大众对新冠肺炎的猜测与不安。这个请愿也希望政府能在未来增进与研究人员之间的合作,以促进和推动马来西亚的进步与发展,并确保马来西亚人民拥有获取数据的权利。

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紧急状态和MCO2.0对社会经济的影响

新冠疫情期间,国内数据的不透明令民众堪忧。国内研究界以及智囊团决定发起请愿活动,向政府表达诉求,恳请政府公开数据与人民共享,以减少大众对新冠肺炎的猜测与不安。另一方面,研究界也希望政府能透过公开数据来提升与研究人员之间的合作,以促进和推动马来西亚未来的进步与发展。

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Perlu segera tubuhkan Jawatankuasa Parlimen Khas bipartisan – REFSA

Following REFSA’s press statement supporting the call for a Special Bipartisan Parliamentary Committee, Fakhrurrazi Rashid explains the bipartisan approach is in line with the aspirations of the people which demand MPs and members of the administration to work out matters of interest to the people and the country. Article in Malay.

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