Tag Archives: Malaysia

Should Australia join ASEAN?

Former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating believes that Australia should join ASEAN. This is a call that he has repeated since the surprise victory of Donald Trump. There are concerns about whether or not Australia could join ASEAN – certainly … Continue reading

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An initial perspective on domestic mass electronic surveillance in Malaysia

The Snowden disclosures brought into public consciousness the issue of domestic mass surveillance. This has triggered debate throughout the developed world, less so in the developing world. Curious about current perceptions on this issue in Malaysia, I posted a question … Continue reading

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data.gov.my gets serious

Deals have been signed, commitments made, and Big Data Week is just around the corner – so perhaps it’s time for another review of data.gov.my, the official Open Data portal of the Malaysian Federal Government. Unlike the previous review, where … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Calendata going premium

I’m not aware of any specific details about this, but it seems Calendata is going premium: Who might pay for such a thing? I might have. I used to be a meetup organiser (now the meetups are taken care of by others … Continue reading

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Does Malaysia exhibit “Citizen Engagement and Demand for Open Data”?

Open Data is a strongly multi-stakeholder issue, such that in the World Bank’s Open Data Readiness Assessment framework, of the eight dimensions, “Demand for Open Data/Citizen Engagement” is rated as having “Very High” importance; that is the highest level, equalled only … Continue reading

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Malaysia still lacking OKFN index data

This tweet caught my attention: Finally fully submitted #Bangladesh info http://t.co/eEirKlk3lL @Morchickit @emmabeernz @OKFN @OKFnBD @villum — Nurunnaby Hasive (@nhasive) October 29, 2014 Some time ago I put in a bit of work on Malaysia’s entry in the OKFN Global … Continue reading

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Fun facts from Alexa’s ‘Top Sites in Malaysia’

Alexa’s Top Sites in Malaysia ranking makes for pretty amusing reading. I have no deep insight to offer, but here’s a snapshot of interesting things I found. Facebook is number 1. No surprise there. I had never heard of Taiwanese … Continue reading

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