KUALA LUMPUR, May 25(Bernama) — The Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) today submitted its Open Data Readiness Assessment (ODRA) report to the government of Malaysia in conjunction with the launch of 2017 Open Data Day.

Prepared in collaboration with the World Bank Group Office in Malaysia and the World Bank Headquarters, the ODRA summarises the findings of 44 intensive interviews with government agencies, industries, non-governmental organisations, developers, academicians, journalist and international organisation conducted from October 31st to November 8th 2016.

The report outlines the country’s capacity to implement an Open Data program including recommendations that would improve existing procedures and operations governing data management. A representative from the World Bank Group later shared their knowledge and experience at the Open Data seminar held in the afternoon.

Minister in Prime Minister´s Department, Datuk Joseph Entulu Anak Belaun said the Open data seminar serves as the platform for industry players to share their knowledge and experiences.

“I hope this seminar will bring maximum benefit to the participants and serve as the conduit for better understanding on Open Data sharing, ” he said during the opening speech held at Tunku Canselor Hall Universiti Malaya.

The seminar was preceded by an Open Data Big Splash programme held in the morning featuring Open Data innovation, especially in regard to Mobile Applications.

— BERNAMA

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