APR 8, 2020
Strengthening Malaysia’s Open Data Ecosystem: Notes for reform
Data is important as a means to strengthening Malaysia’s democracy, empower legislators, enable citizens to be informed about the state of national development. In some instances, innovative usage of data also allows service providers to enhance public service delivery, for example through the creation of third-party public transit apps that relies on open government data. There is undeniable benefit to public good from more open data.
As Malaysia aspires towards developed nation status, research on the country’s developmental policies will be important. To achieve this aim, the government of Malaysia needs more proactive measures to unlock the full potential of public sector data.